He taught slum children

He is the youngest MLA in the recently elected Delhi Assembly. This Dalit MLA left his job as an assistant manager with a multinational company to join the party in October. “I wanted to work for deprived sections of society,” 25-year-old Prakash Jarwar told Deccan Herald.

Jarwar defeated Bharatiya Janata Party’s Gagan Rana and Congress MLA Arwinder Singh with over 17,000 votes from Deoli constituency.

His prime motive is to make quality education accessible to every child in his constituency. “Education plays a very crucial role in developing an area. Through good education not only the kids will stand up on their feet but it will also help the country grow,” he said.

There was a time when he didn’t like studying. “Till class 10 I didnt take interest in studies. Only after that I started taking interest in studies.”

He also started teaching slum children in his college days. “I liked teaching kids. I used to take time off from my job to teach,” he added. “I liked teaching so much that I wanted to become a teacher at one time.”

Many of his friends are lecturers. “If I had not got a job I would have become a lecturer as I took a National Eligibility Test in Commerce subject,” he said. NET is a required for being a lecturer.

After college he wanted to do chartered accountancy. “I joined CA but due to financial constraints I couldn’t complete it,” he added. So he decided to pursue MCom. “The course was not that expensive so I opted for it,” Jarwar said.

Like most of AAP MLAs, Jarwar’s family was also apprehensive about his move to join politics. “My mother and father were not happy at all when I quit the job,” he said.
Jarwar used to get Rs 30,000 per month with additional incentives.

“It took a lot of convincing to make them understand. Now they are happy that I have won.” Jarwar said nothing has changed for him. “I am still the same.

Now more responsibilities have come on me,” he said. He wants to make his constituency an area where people feel safe and there are plenty of opportunity to grow.

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