About Raju Bista

From his humble beginning as the son of a village school teacher in Manipur to becoming the Managing Director of 5000-crore company, and now representing Darjeeling constituency as MP, Raju Bista’s journey has been a story of hard work, perseverance, and unwavering dedication.

Raju Bista was born in 1986 to a Gorkha family, Smt. Parvati Bista and Shri Vishnu Bista from Manipur.

A disciplined RSS worker since childhood, Raju Bista is known for his organization skills and leading various social projects. His childhood friends still fondly recall the village-level cricket and football tournaments Raju used to organize over the weekends. As a dutiful son, everyone saw his helping his mother in running a vegetable shop in the village at a very young age.

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Social Initiatives

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  • Surya Think Tank

    Raju Bista is an active member of a national think-tank constituted by Surya Foundation, comprising domain experts on several issues of national importance. The think-tank organizes discussions, seminars, and brainstorming sessions on various national issues relating to Defense, Economy, External Affairs, Indian Railways, Internal Security, Tourism, Power, Water Security, Education, Judicial Reforms, Agriculture, and Rural Development.

    The think tank shares its discussions and formulates recommendations for the government to implement. Many recommendations made by the think-tank have already been acknowledged and successfully implemented by the government.

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  • Aadarsh Gram Yojna

    A rural development initiative undertaken by Surya Foundation to provide educational support for students from the weak economic background. Under this program educated youth from the villages are encouraged and trained to provide basic coaching, academic support and mentorship to the students.

    This initiative nurtures the potential of the youth by harnessing their energy and tapping their talents, improve literacy rate and inculcate patriotic feeling and education on Indian cultural ethos and history.

    Under this program, assistance is provided to Surya Sanskar Kendra – SSK (Coaching Centers), Youth Clubs & Self Help Groups (SHG) in selected villages. Under the program, various events and activities are organized for children with special focus on education, moral values, health, hygiene & sanitation.

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