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Rohit Tripathi

Mr.Tripathi is the founder and current President of Young India. He is also a Satellite Network Engineer in Germantown, Maryland.

Mr.Tripathi spent his early childhood in Maryland before his family moved back to New Delhi in 1983. Mr.Tripathi returned to the United States to earn a bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Mr.Tripathi comes from a family of social activists. His grandparents from both sides were active participants in the Indian independence movement and continued their socio-political engagement after independence as well. Rohit is greatly inspired by his father's dedication to the cause of social justice.

Mr.Tripathi has been an activist for almost a decade now. He was active during college years at Maryland where he organized various events ranging from symposiums on Indo-Pak relations, nonviolence and politics to Gandhi rememberances. He has spoken and conducted workshops on Gandhian NonViolent Transformation. He has been published in university papers as well as other newsletters. Over the last 5 years Mr. Tripathi has modeled Young India to become an advocate for people's movements and through Young India's legislative analysis work Mr. Tripathi has worked on and critiqued various Bills on a wide-range of development issues in India. He is currently working on a suite of policy guidelines that will bolster small business entrepreneurship.

Mr. Tripathi spent a fortnight in Uttar Pradesh, India in the fall of 2006. He visited various districts addressing gatherings of local leaders and eminent citizens to explore ways to make politics more relevant to people's lives. This effort was part of Mr.Tripathi's larger mission to contribute to the understanding and development of democracy from a systemic perspective. And in this pursuit he finds Indo-US interaction at all levels indispensable.


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