Jayaprakash Sorab

Position: Vice President

Jayaprakash Narayan , known as Loknayak , The People’s Leader, is remembered as the hero of the Quit India Movement. His political interest was kindled by one of the influential independence activist and the first education minister of independent India ,Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad’s speech on Non Cooperation Movement. He later joined the Indian National Congress and was mentored by Mahatma Gandhi .A true inspiration to the youth of the country, he revolutionized the Indian politics. In his call for Total Revolution, he emphasized on bringing revolutionary changes in all aspects of life, both society and individual and it resonates not just the political but the social and economic dimensions as well. It grew to be one of the biggest anti corruption movement in the nation. He had such a magnetic influence on the youth and politics that under his mentorship several parties like congress(O),Swatantra party and Jana Sangh came together to form the Janata Party. In commemoration to his social work, he was awarded with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award and the Magsaysay award for Public Service in 1965.

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