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Detailed Profile: Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi

NameDr. Murli Manohar Joshi
Constituency from which I am electedVaranasi
Father's NameLate Shri Man Mohan Joshi
Mother's Name
Date of Birth05 Jan 1934
Birth PlaceDelhi
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 13 Dec 1966
Spouse NameSmt. Tarla Joshi
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:0   No.of Daughters:2
State NameUttar Pradesh
Party NameBharatiya Janata Party
Permanent Address(i) 4, Ground Floor, B-Block, Virat Villa,Mehmoorganj, Varanasi - 221 010 Uttar PradeshTel. (0542) 2222377 Fax. (0542) 2226377
Present Address6, Raisina Road,New Delhi - 110 001Tels. (011) 23718444, 23326080 Fax. (011) 23711772
Email idmurli[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsM.Sc. (Physics), D. Phil. Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Positions Held
1944Joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R.S.S)
1949Joined Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P)
1953-56General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.), Uttar Pradesh
All India General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.)
1957Organising Secretary, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S.), Allahabad
1959-67Zonal Organising Secretary, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh
1967-75Secretary, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh
Treasurer, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh
Vice-President, B.J.S., Uttar Pradesh (prior to its merger in Janata Party)
1977Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
1977-79General-Secretary, Janata Party in Parliament
1980Founder General Secretary, B.J.P.
1981-83Treasurer, B.J.P.
1986-90General-Secretary, B.J.P.
1991-93President, B.J.P.
1992-96Elected to Rajya Sabha
Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
Member, Select Committee on Patent Law
Member, Select Committee on Trade Marks Bill
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
16 May -1 Jun. 1996Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
1996-97Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
Member, Expert Committee on Low Productivity Areas, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development; Science and Technology and Ocean Development
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999 - 21 MaUnion Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development; Science & Technology and Development
July 2004 - 15 May, Member, Rajya Sabha
Aug. 2004-09Chairman, Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
10 Mar. 2006President, India-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
7 Aug. 2009Member, Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
31 Aug. 2009 - 5 MayChairman, Ministry of Finance
16 Sep. 2009Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
7 Oct. 2009Member, Committee on Ethics
19 Oct. 2009Member, General Purpose Committee
31 Jan. 2010Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change
1 May 2010Chairman, Committee on Public Accounts
Member, Committee on Budget
Sports and ClubsMember, India International Centre, New Delhi and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationPolitical and Related Activities: General Secretary, University Teacher`s Association, Allahabad, 1971-73; President, (i) University Teachers`Assocation, Allahabad., 1987-90; (ii) President, India-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group; Firm believer in the concept of Swadeshi and the spiritual and cultural values of Hindutva; known for his views on the onslaught of foreign multinationals; vigorously undertook the campaign against foreign infiltrators, had demanded (1967) that India should go nuclear; raised several issues of public interest in Parliament including the drinking water problem, trade in human organs, share scam, rising foreign debt; a strong advocate of a modern, strong and debt free India; was Incharge of Youth Wing of B.J.S.; arrested in 1948 for offering Satyagraha for removing ban on R.S.S. and later participated in several B.J.S. movements and jailed several times; detained under M.I.S.A. during Emergency, 26 June 1975 to March 1977; as President of B.J.P. undertook Ekta Yatra from Kanyakumari to Srinagar and hoisted National Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on the Republic Day, 1992; was arrested on 8 December 1992 after the incidents in Ayodhya on 6 December, 1992 and detained at Mata Tila and re-arrested in December 1993 and detained at Pipri; Participated in International Conference, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference in 1977; 1991; addressed, (i) several conferences on Swadeshi throughout the country; (ii) the European Hindu Conference held at Frankfurt, Germany, 1991; (iii) Global Vision 2000 International Conference held in U.S.A.; (iv) International Youth Conference held at Chicago in 1993 to mark 100th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanands Address to the Parliament of Religions; (v) International Seminar on Science and Religion held at Washington in 1993; (vi) Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh Conference at Varanasi in 1993; and (vii) World Hindu Conference in Durban, South Africa in 1995; (viii) European Science Congress, 2002; (ix) European Research Council at Brussels in 2002 and (x) Commeonwealth Science Council Ministerial Gathering, South Africa, June, 2002; delivered lectures on, (i) Science and Indian Philosophy, Durban, 1995; (ii) Cultural Policies for Development at the International Governmental Conference, Stockholm, 1998,(iii) Second Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy at the World Philosopher Meet on Science, Spirituality and Development, Geneva, 1998; (iv) Science and Religion in Frankfurt, Germany, 1991, (v) 8th Bose-Einstein Lecture on Science, Technology and Enviroment in 1998; (vi) Sustainable Consumption at Bonn University, Germany 2000; St. Petersburg, 2000; Brazil Academy of Science, Rio-de-Janerio, 2000-2001; (vii) UNESCO Conference, Paris; and (viii) World Conference on Science at Budapest, Germany, Indian delegation to, (i) G-77 Conference, Cuba; (ii) UN Conference on Women, UNO; and (iii) UN Summit on Children, New York, 2002; Presided, (i) UNESCO Sponsored International Conference on `Dialogue Among Civilizations` held at Delhi from 9 to 11 July 2003; (ii) UNESCO Conference in `Education for All - 2003`, held in New Delhi; (iii) Third World Academy Conference, New Delhi; (iv) Climate Change Conference, New Delhi; and (v) International Conference on Mapping, Bangkok and London; represented (i)India at Global Dharma Conference at New Jersey, USA in 2003 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Mahasamadhi of Swami Vivekananda; and represented India at the UNESCO Conference held in China, Paris and Egypt (Bioethics); delivered a keynote address in World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok; Presided over Unesco Conference on Education for All - Nepal All - Nigeria Addressed Commonwealth Science Council Ministrial Gathering at South Africa, June 2002; has the distinction of being the first Indian Minister to address the European Science Congress at Brussels in 2002; International Conference on (i) "Sanskrit in Asia: Unity in Diversity" held at Bangkok (Thailand) on 23rd June, 2005; and (ii)"Dialogue of Cultures and Civilizations in the Global World" held at St. Petersburg on 24-25 May, 2007; Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change 2009; Participated in the 10th International Likhachov Scientific Conference on "Dialogue of Cultures and Partnership of Civilizations: The Making of Global Culture" held at St. Petersburg on May 13-14, 2010. Included to the Conference organising Committee as an honarary member Awards and Honours: Awarded (i) Jawaharlal Nehru Award by the Indian Science Conference, 1999; (ii) Nicolay Rerikh Medal for his contribution in the sphere of Ecology by the International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, St. Petersburg; (iii) National Citizens Award India, 2001; (iv) Friendship Medals by the President of Mongolia in July, 2002 for his contribution towards development of relationship between India and Mongolia; and (v) Life Time Award by the Indian Science Congress, 2004; conferred (i) Degree of D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by the Universities of Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Banaras and Kurukshetra and (ii) Degree of Mahamahopadhyay by Tirupati Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University) and by Sampuranand Sanskrit Vidyapeetha; Fellow, Vigyan Parishad and honoured by National Academy of Science (India) as an external fellow; elected fellow of Russian National Academy of Natural Sciences in 2001 whose membership includes world famous scientists and noble laureates; his biographical summary was published in the Encyclopedia of the Academy; Convenor, Forum of Parliamentarians on TRIPPS and GATT; elected as Honorary Academician on Ecology Section by International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, Russian Federation; an advocate of sublime Indian values and ancient scientific knowledge; scientific temper, development of science and technology and their applications for removal of poverty; protagonist of holistic view of science and philosophy; his main interest is the study of science and universal consciousness, integral humanism and holistic values of life in the present world; proponent of sustainable consumption, an idea which has become a live issue in the world.

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