Biography of Indian Governor Banwari Lal Joshi

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Biography of  Meghalaya Governor – Banwari Lal Joshi

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Banwari Lal Joshi, the governor of Meghalaya of India is the former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

The ongoing Governor of the Indian State of Meghalaya is Shri Banwari Lal Joshi. He was given the charge on April 2, 2007. Former to his present term he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi from June 9, 2004 to April 9, 2007 as the 18th Lieutenant Governor.

At a remote village of Choti Khatu in Nagour, in Rajasthan, Banwari Lal Joshi was born on 1st April 1934. He had his education far away in Calcutta though he was born in the State of Rajasthan.

He did his graduation from the Scottish Church College. He also obtained a degree in the discipline of Law from the University Law College affiliated to the famous University of Calcutta.

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A strong determination was present in him from his young days to serve the cause of the nation. He joined the IPS with this conclusion in view and inducted his career in 1957.

He worked in various sectors like the Interpol, Counterfeiting, Narcotics, Industrial Security, United Nations Correctional Work and Juvenile Delinquency, while he was associated with the Indian Police Service. He has also worked with the former Prime Ministers like Lal Bahadur Shastri in the PMO and also with Indira Gandhi for over four years.

Banwari Lal Joshi has also served the Ministry of External Affairs. He held the post there the First Secretary in High Commissions of India both at Islamabad and London. In the Embassy of India at Washington D.C., he had also been the Head of Chancery.

In 1991, he took voluntary retirement from the I.P.S. with a strong purpose to get involved with the social work. And he engaged himself in various other social activities.

Above and beyond he also started working as an Advisor in a large industrial group. He moved to the United States of America in 1993 as the Director of two renowned American Companies.

At the same time he was also involved with the California based NGO, ‘Foundation For Excellence Inc.’ as its Executive Director. He was selected as the ‘Member’ of the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission, on his return from the USA.

This position is a position, equivalent to a High Court Judge, where he worked for four years.