Arjun Kumar is well known Social Activist from Palamu region. He joined the Social activites during college days when Jai Prakash Narayan lead the youth for changing the society across India. He was associated with Yuva Chatra Sangarsh Vahini.
Palamu is draught prone region and various social issues and atrocities were done against Dalits who are landless and forced for bonded labour, trafficking and Child labour was rampant. Swami Agnivesh and Kailash Satyarthi lead the movement against Child Labour from Palamu and Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) spread across India and abroad. He was State Coordinator. As a result, many Child Labour school were supported by Government of India in the region.
He was associated with several national level institutions and networks like Bachpan Bachao Andolan; ATSEC Jharkhand ; Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL); Jumav Manch; Voluntary Health Association of Jharkhand (VHAJ) etc. In many of the institutions he was in Governing board and played active leadership roles.
He is having more than 35 yrs of Experience in development sector and played active leadership roles with different stakeholders.
Recently he was instrumental in organising program for facilitation of Kailash Satyarthi, Noble Laurate by Jharkhand Government and several programs of SATYARTHI Foundation such as BHARAT YATRA and Trafficking Campaign in Joint Collaboration with Government of Jharkhand supported by Labour Department and Jharkhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (JSPCR).