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Detailed Profile: Smt. Preneet Kaur

NameSmt. Preneet Kaur
Constituency from which I am electedPatiala
Father's NameShri Gian Singh Kahlon
Mother's NameSmt. Satinder Kaur
Date of Birth03 Oct 1944
Birth PlaceShimla (Himachal Pradesh)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 31 Oct 1964
Spouse NameCapt. Amarinder Singh
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:1
State NamePunjab
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressNew Moti Bagh Palace,Patiala - 147 001, PunjabTel. (0175) 220550 Fax: (0175) 216201
Present Address85, Lodhi Estate,New Delhi - 110 003Tels. (011) 23011141, 23014070, 23794337 (O), 9810456705 (M) Telefax. (011) 24616584, 24616585 (R), Fax. (011) 23011425 (O)
Email idpreneet[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A., T.T.C. Educated at St. Bedes College and Convent of Jesus and Mary College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Positions Held
1999Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-2000Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Committee on Water Resources
16 Aug. 2006Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
5 Aug. 2007Member, Committee on Water Resources
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 - Oct. 2012onwUnion Minister of State, External Affairs
Social and Cultural ActivitiesActively involved in social work in the Red Cross; was awarded the certificate of Merit from the President of India`s for outstanding performance; Chairperson, Harijan Sevak Samaj; President, Citizen Welfare Council, Patiala and many other organisations
Special InterestsReading and Art
Sports and ClubsMember, (i) Golf Club, Chandigarh; and (iii) Golf Club, Patiala; Chairperson, Patiala Polo and Riding Club
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationEx-Maharani Sahiba of Patiala;Member, Animal Welfare Board of India, 2000-2001; Chairperson, (i) State Committee on Female Foeticide; (ii) Patiala Division and Urban Planning Authority; and (iii) Patiala Heritage Society; Member, (i) Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee(RDTAC), Income Tax; (ii) Punjabi University Syndicate, Oct. 2004-31 August 2005; (iii) SBOP District Level Review Committee; (iv) Department of Personnel and Adminsitrative Reforms Advisory Council, Punjab; State Sub-Montane and Kandi Areas Council; and (vi) Punjab State Bet Areas Advisory Council ; (vii) Awarded Sikh of the Year Award, 26th Nov. 2009 by the Sikh Forum International, London; (viii) Chaired the plenary session of UNGA for `UN-WOMEN`, 2nd July 2010

Source: Lok Sabha