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Rajiv Dixit (Right) with D. P. Agrawal (Left)
30 November 1967|
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Died||30 November 2010
Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
Rajiv Dixit was an Indian social activist. He started social movements, in order to spread awareness on topics of Indian national interest through the Swadeshi movement, Azadi Bachao Andolan, and various other works. He served as the National Secretary of Bharat Swabhiman Andolan. He was a strong believer in and campaigner for the use only of Indian-origin products. He had also worked for spreading awareness about Indian history and issues in the Indian economic policies.
Rajiv Dixit was born in Nah village of Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh. He was educated up to class XII in village schooling system.[dubious ] He had an MTech Degree and had worked as scientist for a brief period.
- He believed in Swadeshi. He initiated movements like the Swadeshi Movement and Azadi Bachao Andolan (Save Freedom Movement) and became their spokesperson. He addressed a rally of over 50,000 people under the leadership of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch in New Delhi. He also took leadership of the programme held at Calcutta which was supported and promoted by various organizations and prominent personalities and was celebrated all over India on the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the 1857 war of Indian Independence.
- He demanded decentralization of taxation system, saying that the current system is the core reason for the corruption in bureaucracy. He said that 80% of taxes is being used to pay the politicians and bureaucrats and just 20% for development purposes for the people. He compared the current budget system of the Indian government to the earlier British budget system in India, presenting statistics to show that they are the same.
- He also doubted the terrorist attack on the United States' World Trade Center, claiming that it was stage managed by U.S. Government itself, and supported the claims of the Lone Lantern Society of the U.S.
- He also said that "liberalization, privatization and globalization, the three evil faces staring at us today, have pushed us towards a suicidal state." Presenting an exhibition on the violent history of colonialism in 1998, he argued that these were its modern forms.
- He argued that modern thinkers have neglected agricultural sectors and farmers have been left to feed themselves and commit suicide. Expressing his views on the Indian judiciary and legal system, he said that India is still following the laws and acts enacted during the British era and had not taken the burden of changing them as per the requirement of Indian people.
He died on 30 November 2010 while in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, on the way to deliver a lecture as a part of his Bharat Swabhiman Yatra. In 2012, Ramdev claimed that there were unfounded moves to accuse him of being in a conspiracy to cause Dixit's death, which he said had been due to cardiac arrest.
Dixit wrote several books and also gave lectures. Most of his work has been published by various trusts in the form of books and electonic media (CDs, SD Cards etc.)
- 4-volume Swadeshi Chikitsa
- Gau Gauvansh Par Aadharit Swadeshi Krishi
- Gau Mata Panchgavya Chikitsa.
- Swasthya Katha
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- "Ramdev alleges conspiracy to link him to death of an associate". The Economic Times. PTI. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
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