Com. P. Rajeev M.P
Comrade. P. Rajeev was elected to Rajya Sabha on 27th April 2009. He is a native of Meladoor under Trichur District in Kerala State. He was born to Late. Mr. P. Vasudevan (Retired Revenue Inspector) and Mrs. Radha Vasudevan. Com. Rajeev completed his Schooling at Government Samithy High School, Meladoor and then joined for his pre degree education at Christ College, Irinjalakuda. He graduated in Economics from the St. Pauls College, Kalamassery and later took his LLB degree from the Government Law College in Ernakulam. Rajeev also holds a diploma in Chemical Engineering from Government Polytechnic, Kalamassery. He was a practicing lawyer at the High Court of Kerala before taking full time political and organizational responsibilities. Com. Rajeev is married to Mrs. A. Vani Kesari who is teaching law at the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Blessed with two daughters Hridhya Rajeev and Haritha Rajeev
Political and organizational responsibilities
Com. P Rajeev started his public life as an organizer of the Students Federation of India (SFI). He was active in the progressive student movement right from his School days. Later he became the President and then Secretary of SFI Kerala State Committee. He also held positions including the Joint Secretary and Vice President of SFI Central Committee. Com. Rajeev led many struggles against the commercialization and saffronisation of education and was brutally assaulted by the police during agitations. After his student life he was active in the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) where he held the post of district secretary. As part of his trade union activities he was involved in organizing the employees of the Cochin International Airport and employees of the Carborundum Universal company. He was also a district joint secretary of CITU in Ernakulam. Comrade Rajeev is now a state committee member of CPI (M) in Kerala.
Com. P. Rajeev is the Resident Editor Deshabhimani Daily, which is the third largest news paper in Malayalam. He extends his service to the Press Accreditation Committee of Government of Kerala and Currently he is a member of the Board of Studies in Journalism at University of Calicut. Rajeev was the Editor of STUDENT, the monthly journal of SFI and “THE RESEARCHER” biannual research journal of the research sub-committee of SFI.
Com. P. Rajeev is known for his wide reading and extempore speech. Well known for his studies and analysis on the impact of globalization among the third world, he has written many books. He is also the author of several articles published in leading journals and dailies covering the various aspects of Indian socio-political sector. The books published by Com. Rajeev include
• Aagolavalkkarna kalathe campus
• Vivadhangalile Vedhiyanagal
• 1957 Charithravum Varthamnavum (editor)
• Purakku Mel Chanja Maram ( wih other contributors)
Com. P. Rajeev is the recipient of Panthalam Kerala Varma Award for best Editorial in 2006
Chief Minister's Award for Innovation in Public Policy, 2013
Lions Club Award for leadership in excellence, 2014
Rajeev visited Cuba, to attend the World student and Youth Festival, 1997; U.K., as a member of media team along with the Prime Minister of India, 2005; Brazil, Cuba and Germany as a member of the media team along with the Prime Minister of India, 2006; Oman, U.S.A., South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Sweden and Denmark, as a member of delegation led by the Hon. Speaker, Lok Sabha, Pakistan, U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia.Rajeev was a member of Indian delegation to the UN General Assembly in 2013.
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