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Detailed Profile: Shri Rishang Keishing

NameShri Rishang Keishing
Father's NameLate Shri Rungdi Keishing
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Mungshingla Keishing
Date of Birth25/10/1920
Birth PlaceBungpa Khunou, Distt. Ukhrul (Manipur)
Maritial Status Married On 15 April 1950
Spouse NameShrimati Khatingla Keishing
No. of Childrentwo Daughters Four Sons
State NameManipur
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressMantri Pukhri, Imphal, Manipur.
Telephone : {0385} 2422477
Present Address12, Talkatora Road, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone : 23327252, 23320162, Mobile 9868181075
Email idkrishang[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. Educated at St. Paul's Cathedral College, Kolkata
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker
Positions Held 1952-57 Member, First Lok Sabha 1957-61 and 1967-71 Member, Manipur Territorial Council 1962-67 Member, Third Lok Sabha 1972-2001Member, Manipur Legislative Assembly 1974-76 Cabinet Minister, Government of Manipur 1976-80 Opposition Leader, Manipur Legislative Assembly 1980- 85 Chief Minister, Manipur 1985-Feb.1988 Chief Minister, Manipur 1994- March 1995 Chief Minister, Manipur 1995- Dec. 1998 Chief Minister, Manipur April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2002 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Jan. 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Commerce Dec. 2003 -2009 Member, Court of the North-Eastern Hill University Aug. 2004-May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Oct. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways May 2006 - April 2007 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd Term) Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee of Privileges May 2011 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
Freedom FighterNo
Books Published
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationDuring student days, actively participated in football and athletic events like javelin throw, shotput, high jump, long jump and race; was champion in the college for four consecutive years; represented Calcutta University in Inter Varsity Meet in 1948 and won first prize in javelin throw and second prize in high jump
Countries VisitedU.S.A., U.K., Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Myanmar
Other InformationParticipated in the Freedom Struggle; attended meetings, etc. as a student during the period of 1945-47; was imprisoned during the Socialist party's agitation for the merger of Manipur with the Union of India, 1949; was arrested and detained at the Imphal jail for taking part in an agitation for the restoration of the dissolved Manipur Legislative Assembly, 1954; was detained at the Imphal and Nowgong (Assam) jails for some months during an agitation launched by the Socialist party for the restoration of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, 1960; arrested and detained by the Janata Government, Manipur, 1978; Member, (i) Socialist Party of India, 1947-64, (ii) Indian delegation to Asian Socialist Conference held in Rangoon (Myanmar), January 1953, (iii) Indian National Congress since 1964, (iv) Indian delegation led by late Shri Y.B.Chavan to the 35th General Session of the U.N. held in U.S.A. in 1975, (v) Indian delegation to attend the 51st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held at Sheraton, Fiji, 2005 and (vi) Tenth Finance Commission; Founder Head Master of the first High School in the district at Ukhrul, 1949-52; Founding Member and Honorary Head Master, Phungyar High School, 1959-61; Founding Member, (i) High School, Kamjong, 1969 and (ii) High School at Kasom Khullen, 1970; was Chairman, (i) Eastern Border Development Authority and (ii) Barak Development Board, 1995-97; helped to set up, (i) Foundation for Management of Tribal Areas (MATA) in 1998, (ii) Fresh Ginger Oil Processing Pilot Project with technology developed by the R.R.L., Trivandrum in 1998 and (iii) Fruit Processing Unit with technology developed by the C.F.T.R.I., Mysore (presently being set up)

Source: Rajya Sabha