|Source: Mail Today|
Foreign- educated Bihar youngster junks plush
job for nation UK
AKSHAY VERMA is not a run- ofthe- mill candidate. The foreigneducated youngster left a lucrative career abroad to contest the Lok Sabha elections with a dream to bring about change in his home state
With a masters degree in financial economics from
Oxford University and in public administration from Columbia under his belt, the 28- year- old founder
president of the Sarvjan Kalyan Loktantrik Party ( SKLP) used to work as an
investment banker with the UBS Investment Bank in . London
Akshay, who did his B. A. ( Honours) in mathematics from St. Stephen’s,
, in 2007, said he became acquainted
with the various problems of the people while doing social work in his
“I decided to contest the polls on realising that it would provide us a platform to reach out to our target groups in a much more effective manner,” he said.
Keen on changing the lives of the poor especially the fishermen, Akshay wanted to improve their living conditions by creating an environment of education and employment for the youths. He realised that he had to do his bit for society by helping the poor who were fighting for basic rights in Muzaffarpur.
Son of former Muzaffarpur district magistrate
Akshay went on to facilitate bank loans worth ` 3.75 crore to more than 1,000
fishermen of different blocks of Muzaffarpur and got 5,800 of them covered
under insurance schemes. In the last two years, he was also instrumental in
bringing two investors from
to set up a project in fish seed production in Bochaha block of Muzaffarpur.
Besides, he helped set up 112 self- help groups for the uplift of poor women in
eight blocks of Muzaffarpur and adjoining Darbhanga district. Delhi
A native of Banauli village in Darbhanga district, Akshay is confident of leaving a mark in the parliamentary elections. The SKLP leader, who set up his party shortly before filing his nomination papers in Muzaffarpur on April 17, has fielded young candidates from Sheohar,
East Champaran, and