My grandfather Shri Shanti Kumar Singh and my grand mother Mrs. Yashoda Devi are main people in my life who influenced a lot in basic of my thinking. My grandfather was freedom fighter against British Colonialism. He went more than six months in jail and active before independence.He emphasized on grass roots politics is main way to influence global and national processes. He says, "local is true universal". I learn the practice of dignity,spirituality and honesty from my grandmother.
On the age of 105 years,she is doing all her daily work by herself.They are one of first couple in India to adopt family planning. They have one son and one daughter.My grand parent are famous for helping other and provided more help to other children of family in comparison of his own son. My Father Shri Surendra Nath Singh continues the tradition of honesty,integrity and dignity from his parents. My father is communist and have political contradiction with his father. I am influenced by my grand father,because I lived Mumbai with my grand parents up to age of 6 years and then I spent a lot of time with my grandfather since 27 March, 1993. My grand father was a very strong advocate of non-violence,secularism and caste less society. My Grand father and my father wanted my life for social change. Both have different idea. I am on path of my grand father,but my father is happy and proud on my work. This is great honor for me.It is also great honor for me that my life partner Shruti Nagvanshi and many our associates join our common struggle.
Raghuvanshi’s grandfather Shanti Kumar Singh, a Gandhian freedom fighter, who used to say that grassroot politics is the future.
My grand father gave resign from his Government job on 19 March 1941 against collection of donation from Indian for second world war.
By: Lenin Raghuvanshi,Co-founder of PVCHR