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Detailed Profile: Smt. Maneka Gandhi

NameSmt. Maneka Gandhi
Constituency from which I am electedAonla
Father's NameLate Lt. Col. T.S. Anand
Mother's NameLate Smt. Amteshwar Anand
Date of Birth26 Aug 1956
Birth PlaceNew Delhi
Maritial StatusWidow
Date of Marriage 29 Sep 1974
Spouse NameLate Shri Sanjay Gandhi
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:0
State NameUttar Pradesh
Party NameBharatiya Janata Party
Permanent Address14, Ashoka Road,New Delhi -110 001Tels. (011) 23359241, 23357088 9868180604, 9013180192 (M)
Present Address14, Ashoka Road,New Delhi - 110 001Tels. (011) 23359241, 23357088 9868180604, 9013180192 (M)
Email idgandhim[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsI.S.C.
Positions Held
1988-89General-Secretary, Janata Dal (J.D.)
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91Union Minister of State( Independent Charge), Environment and Forests
Jan.-April 1990Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Programme Implementation
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998-99Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999- 1 SeptUnion Minister of State,(Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1 Sept. 2001- 18 NovUnion Minister of State, Culture with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge)
18 Nov.2001- 30 JunUnion Minister of State, (Independent Charge) Programme Implementation and Statistics with additional charge of Animal Care
2002-2004Member, Committee on External Affairs
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 5th term)
Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
5 Aug. 2007Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)
31 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Railways
23 Sep. 2009Chairperson, Committee on Government Assurances
19 Oct. 2009Member, General Purposes Committee
Social and Cultural ActivitiesChairperson, (i) People for Animals; (ii) RUGMARK; Managing-Trustee, Ruth Cowell Foundation (Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Shelter and Hospital)
Special InterestsWriting, animal welfare and protection
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading and gardening
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationRecipient of the prestigious (i) Lord Erskine Award from the RSPCA, 1992; (ii) Environmentalist and Vegetarian of the year 1994; (iii) Prani Mitra Award, 1996; (iv) Maharana Mewar Foundation Award, 1996 for Environmental work; (v) Marchig Animal Welfare Trust Prize, Switzerland, 1997; (vi) Venu Menon Animal Allies Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999, (vii) Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation Award for Excellence in the sphere of Truth, Non-violence and Vegetarianism, 1999; (viii) Ahimsa and Sadbhawna Award, 1999; (ix) Dewaliben Charitable Trust Award, 1999; (x) International Women`s Association Woman of the Year Award, Chennai, 2001 and (xi) Dinanath Mangeshkar Aadishakti Puraskar in the field of Environment and animal welfare, 2001; Delivered the Schumacher Address in U.K., 1995; Key-note Speaker at the National Alliance for Animals in Washington, 1996; Member of 5 person (UNEP) SASAKAWA Environment Prize Selection Committee; Special Invitee to Peace in Peacetime, International Conference on Peace and Development, Puerto Rico, 2002; Chairperson, International Jury of Energy Globe

Source: Lok Sabha