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GANDHI, SMT. MANEKA

Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha
GANDHI, SMT. MANEKA

Constituency : Pilibhit ( Uttar Pradesh )

Party : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
E-Mail : gandhim@sansad.nic.in

Father’s Name Lt. Col. T.S. Anand
Mother’s Name Smt. Amteshwar Anand
Date of Birth 26 August 1956
Place of Birth New Delhi
Marital Status Widow
Date of Marriage 29 September 1974
Spouse’s Name Late Shri Sanjay Gandhi
No. of Sons 1
Educational Qualifications I.S.C.
Educated at Lawrence School, Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh)
Profession Writer , Trader
Permanent Address
Present Address 14, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi-110 001
Tels. (011) 23359241, 23357088, 9868180604(M)
Fax. 23354321

Positions Held
1988-89 General-Secretary, Janata Dal (J.D.)
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91 Union Minister of State( Independent Charge), Environment and Forests
Jan.-April 1990 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Programme Implementation
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999- 1 Sept. 2001 Union Minister of State, Social Justice and Empowerment (Independent Charge)
1 Sept. 2001- 18 Nov. 2001 Union Minister of State, Culture with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge) Programme Implementation and Statistics with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge)
18 Nov.2001- 30 June 2002 Union Minister of State, Programme Implementation and Statistics with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge)
2002-2004 Member, Committee on External Affairs
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 5th term)
Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Books Published
(i) Sanjay Gandhi, (ii) The Rainbow and other stories; (iii) 1001 Animal Quiz, (iv) Penguin Book of Hindu Names; (v) Complete Book of Parsi and Muslim Names; (vi) Brahma`s Hair, (vii) Heads and Tails; (viii) Animal Laws of India; (ix) First Aid for Animals; (x) Natural Health for Your Dog; (xi) Wise and Wonderful Animal Alphabet Quiz (xii) Fish Quiz (xiii) Bird Quiz and (xiv) Insect Quiz
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Publisher/author of Etymological Directories; Plant Mythology; Animal Activism and Laws; Editor of political monthly magazine, Surya, 1976-80; widely read columnist: writer on animal welfare and environment; creator and presenter of weekly T.V. shows on animals and environment in English and Hindi

Social And Cultural Activities
Founder Member, People for Animals; Patron, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF); Chairperson, RUGMARK and Delhi Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA); Managing-Trustee, Ruth Cowell Foundation (Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Shelter and Hospital)
Special Interests
Writing, animal welfare, environmental protection
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and gardening
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Recipient 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

 

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