Member of Parliament (MP) Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Member of Parliament (MP) Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Constituency   :Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh )
Party Name     :Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address :gandhim[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Father’s NameLate Lt. Col. T.S. Anand
Mother’s NameLate Smt. Amteshwar Anand
Date of Birth26 Aug 1956
Place of BirthNew Delhi
Marital StatusWidow
Date of Marriage29 Sep 1974
Spouse’s NameLate Shri Sanjay Gandhi
No. of Sons1
Educational
Qualifications
I.S.C.
ProfessionWriter
Permanent Address
14, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi -110 001
Present Address
14, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tels : (011) 23359241, 23357088
9868180604, 9013180192 (M)
Positions Held
1988-89General-Secretary, Janata Dal (J.D.)
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment and Forests
Jan.-April 1990Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Programme Implementation
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97Member, Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998-99Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999- 1 Sept. 2001Union Minister of State,(Independent Charge) Social Justice and Empowerment
1 Sept. 2001- 18 Nov. 2001Union Minister of State, Culture with additional charge of Animal Care (Independent Charge)
18 Nov.2001- 30 June 2002Union Minister of State, (Independent Charge) Programme Implementation and Statistics with additional charge of Animal Care
2002-2004Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha ( 5th term)
Member, Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
5 Aug. 2007Member, Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)
31 Aug. 2009Member, Standing Committee on Railways
23 Sep. 2009Chairperson, Committee on Government Assurances
19 Oct. 2009Member, General Purposes Committee
May, 2014Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (7th term)
27 May 2014 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Women and Child Development
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, 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
Chairperson, (i) People for Animals; (ii) RUGMARK; Managing-Trustee, Ruth Cowell Foundation (Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Shelter and Hospital)
Special Interests
Writing, animal welfare and 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; Chairperson, International Jury of Energy Globe Foundation, 2012; FOSAAC Award in Los Angeles for Humanitarian Services; Supreme Master Ching Hai The Shining World Compassion Award, 2010

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