Raghavendar Askani

Swatantrata Center Co-Founder

Raghavendar Askani

Raghavendar is an social entrepreneur, classical liberal and an activist, He is the Founder of Youth Parliament Program (YPP) and Co-founder and Director of Swatantrata Center, an Indian non-profit organization based in Hyderabad, India that promotes ideas and policies that empower human flourishing.

Previously, he secured a Post Graduation degree in Economics from Osmania University. Extremely passionate about social service, He actively participated in various social activities since his intermediate. He has been a part of student unions, non-profit organizations like youth organizations, research think tanks, and a few International networks.

Raghavendar was awarded the Youth Inspiration Award for the Anti-corruption movement from United Hands Society for the People in 2012 and Public Citizen Award from People Action for Social Service in 2016. He received ‘REX Karmaveer Chakra Award’ and e-REX Global Youth Fellowship (e-RKGYF 2020-2021) in association with The Campus Connect instituted by United Nations (UN) for his ingenious works on youth empowerment, civic engagement, policy education, advocacy, and liberal solutions

Raghavendar helped Students for Liberty start activities in Andra Pradhesh and headed a south India chapter. He worked as National Co-Ordinator of Youth for Better India, one of the most influential youth organizations in the anti-corruption movement and Askani worked for and Loksatta / Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR), Prior to this, He is a Development consultant who worked with various Indian and international non-profits organizations that work in areas of policy development, economic growth, and Entrepreneurship education. He represented various Indian organizations in more than 20 international conferences and workshops in the United States, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Malaysia, Hong Kong, France.