Rajiv Arora

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Rajiv Arora
Born
NationalityIndian
EducationPost Graduation
Alma materRajasthan University
OccupationPolitician, Businessman
Known forAmrapali Jewels
Political partyIndian National Congress
MovementSadhbhavna Abhiyan

Rajiv Arora is an Indian politician,[1] businessman, speaker,[2] social cultural activist and the founder of Amrapali Jewels.

Career[edit | edit source]

Rajiv Arora did his honors and Post graduation from Rajasthan University. He has also completed MBA from R.A. Podar Institute of Management, Rajasthan.[3]

In Janruary 2018, Rajiv and Rajesh opened Amrapali Museum and a research center for showcasing Indian jewelry for designers who are keen to study the Traditional Indian jewelry design.[4][5]

Rajiv Arora along with Raghavendra Rathore conceived the idea of Gurukul School of Design, he is one of the brain child behind the institute which opened in 2018 in Jaipur.[6][7]

Government[edit | edit source]

Arora is the former Chairman of Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Rajasthan.[8]

He was a member of the Central Board of Film Certification body in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.[9][10]

He was the vice-chairman of Rajasthan Foundation, a government organization.[11][12]

Amrapali Jewels[edit | edit source]

In February 2017, Arora was invited by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom for a reception at Buckingham Palace.[13][14][15]

Arora made the gifts that were presented to former US President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton during his presidential visit to India in March 2000 on behalf of the Rajasthan Government.[16][17]

Politics[edit | edit source]

Rajiv started his career in politics while pursuing honors in political science as Indian Youth Congress president of Rajasthan University. Later he became the Founder Member of NSUI.

In 2001, Rajiv was appointed as the Chairman of the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) and Rajasthan State Hotels Corporation Limited, Government of Rajasthan.[18]

He is also the Vice-President of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.[19][20] and the former Vice-Chairman of Rajasthan Foundation (Minister of State).[21]

Rajiv Arora was appointed as the Regional Co-ordinator (West Zone) of All India Professionals Congress, in charge Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

He is the president of the Federation of Rajasthan Exporters.[22]

In July 2020, the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department conducted raids on the offices and residences of Arora and others, as part of a broader investigation of an alleged conspiracy to target chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his associates.[23][24][25]

Sadbhavna ke Sipahi and Organ Donation[edit | edit source]

Sadbhavna ke Sipahi is a social forum established for promoting Social Unity and spread a message of Brotherhood, peace and harmony. It was launched by Sunil Dutt in 2002 and has its branches in all across the country.[26]

Rajiv Arora was appointed as Coordinator of Sadbhavna Ke Sipahi in 2003 for the Rajasthan State. Rajiv organised a movement 'Sadhbhavna Abhiyan' just after appointed as coordinator. Sadbhavna Abhiyan started from Alwar and went on to 5 districts of Rajasthan.[27][28]

He is the chairman of Jaipur Citizen Forum & MFJCF (Mohan Foundation and Jaipur Citizen Forum) which started Cadaver organ transplant movement in Rajasthan.[29]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2012 by ET Now[30]
  • GJTCI Excellence Awards 2015[31]
  • India SME 100 Awards 2014[32]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "RAJIV ARORA(Indian National Congress(INC)):Constituency- Malviya Nagar(Jaipur) - Affidavit Information of Candidate:". myneta.info.
  2. "Webinar on Revitalising Tourism: A Strategic Perspective,Webinar, 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM,May 01, 2020". ficci.in.
  3. "Rajesh Ajmera and Rajiv Arora". Hello! (magazine): 88, 89, 90. June 2012.
  4. Madan, Shilpi (1 April 2018). "Treasures from the past". Deccan Chronicle.
  5. "The Jewel in the Crown". Open The Magazine. 4 April 2018.
  6. "Raghavendra Rathore's design school to open in August 2018". Business Standard India. 30 December 2017.
  7. "Designer Raghavendra Rathore to partner with Amrapali for Gurukul School of Design". FashionNetwork.com.
  8. "State govt keen on promoting travel, tourism | Hyderabad News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  9. "CENTRAL BOARD OF FILM CERTIFICATION" (PDF). cbfcindia.gov.in.
  10. "Freedom cry". The Telegraph. Kolkota.
  11. Singh, Rachna. "Vice Chairman, Rajasthan Foundation, Rajiv Arora will release a booklet on the 'Jaane Apna Rajasthan' scheme and also inform about his recent meetings with Non Resident Rajasthanis (NRRs) in New York and Mumbai this evening. - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. "Young Indians Jaipur Chapter Launch". cii.in.
  13. "Indian crown for Britain's queen". Hindustan Times. 25 May 2012.
  14. "Meeting the Queen of England l Rajiv Arora". coinfo.in.
  15. "Amrapali Jewels - Mr. Rajiv Arora invited by the Queen of England to a special reception at Buckingham Palace​". timeshisociety.com.
  16. "Rajiv Arora's Museum Of Silver". Executive Traveller. 22 August 2012.
  17. "Rajeev Arora: Celebrity status". The Economic Times.
  18. "Rajasthan High Court". indiankanoon.org.
  19. "Rajiv Arora, vice-president of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee hosted an iftar party in Jaipur - Times of India". The Times of India.
  20. Singh, Gajraj (2 December 2018). "Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2018: Meet the politicians who are cut from a different cloth". DNA India.
  21. "'Revive Rajasthan Foundation neglected under previous govt' | Jaipur News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  22. "India's gems and jewellery exports lose their sparkle". India Today.
  23. JaipurJuly 23, Rohit Parihar; July 23, 2020UPDATED:; Ist, 2020 10:18. "Gunning for Gehlot". India Today. Retrieved 2020-08-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  24. "ED Summons Ashok Gehlot's Brother In 2007 Fertilizer Scam Probe". HW English. 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  25. "'Emperors in Delhi': Congress jabs PM Modi after raids on Gehlot's brother". Hindustan Times. 2020-07-22. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  26. "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Nation". www.tribuneindia.com.
  27. "जाने अपना राजस्थान" (PDF). Rajasthan Government.
  28. "सद्भावना के सिपाही संगठन के नव नियुक्त पदाधिकारियों का अभिनंदन". Dainik chamakta rajasthan, hindi Newspaper Publish from Jaipur.
  29. "Online registry for organ donation in state now a reality". Hindustan Times. 7 December 2014.
  30. Desk, Editor's (14 December 2012). "Amrapali wins the ET NOW IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards". IndiaMART. {{cite web}}: |first1= has generic name (help)
  31. "GJTCI Excellence Awards Honour Top Achievers" (PDF). solitaireinternational.com.
  32. "India SME 100 Awards | India SME Forum". www.indiasme100.com.
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