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Detailed Profile: Shri Ramsinh Patalyabhai Rathwa

NameShri Ramsinh Patalyabhai Rathwa
Constituency from which I am electedChhota Udaipur
Father's NameShri Patalyabhai Rathwa
Mother's NameSmt. Dhagdiben Rathwa
Date of Birth01 Jun 1951
Birth PlacePipaldi, Distt. Vadodara (Gujarat)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 29 May 1981
Spouse NameSmt. Sudha Ben Rathwa
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:1
State NameGujarat
Party NameBharatiya Janata Party
Permanent Address(i) 192 B, Amit Nagar Society, VIP RoadKarelibaug, Vadodara, Gujarat - 390018Tels. (0265) 2484111, 09909014490 (M) Fax. (0265) 2492558
Present Address48, South Avenue,New Delhi - 110 011Tels. 9013180464 (M)
Email idramsinhrathwa[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in
Educational QualificationsS.S.C., Diploma in Painting, Post-Diploma in Graphics; short-term training course in Museology Educated at Kawant English School, Chhota Udaipur, Gujarat, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara, Gujarat; and National Museum, New Delhi
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker Artist Agriculturist Businessperson
Positions Held
1982-94Member, Rajya Sabha (two terms)
1982-84Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
1984-1986Member, Consultative Committee on HRD
1986-88Member, Consultative Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Consultative Committee on Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
1988-1990Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
1990-92Member, Railway Convention Committee
1992-94Member, Consultative Committee, Department of Revenue
1999Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999-2000Member, Committee on Finance
2000-2004Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
31 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Industry
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Member, Standing Committee, Ministry of Industry
15 Mar. 2010Member, Railway Convention Committee
Social and Cultural ActivitiesAssociated with various developmental activities for the upliftment of the weaker sections in Gujarat and with tribal development programmes and cultural dance, drama, music and arts activities
Special InterestsPainting, Photography and Print making "PITHORA" Painting - the traditional idom of Adivasi Land.
Sports and ClubsMember, Fine Arts, Film Club, Vadodara, Gujarat
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationTribal Painting
Countries VisitedDenmark, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan (as a member of Parliamentary Delegation), South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
Other InformationGallery artist; active in college activities; participated in, (i) various developmental activities in and around Anand Niketan Ashram; (ii) All India Khet Parishad activities; and (iii) Art exhibitions at regional, national and international levels; was on art teacher in Jeevan Sadhana High School, Baroda, 1977-81; devoted to Print Making group of Gallery Artists-Darbar Hall Museum, Junagarh, Gujarat, 1981-82

Source: Lok Sabha