Biography of Indian Governor Nawal Kishore Sharma

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Biography of  Gujarat Governor – Nawal Kishore Sharma

The present governor of Gujrat of India, Nawal Kishore Sharma is striving for the upliftment of Village Industry.

Nawal Kishore Sharma is the present governor of the state Gujarat of India. He has actively participated in the freedom movement of India during his student life.

For showed his keen interest in the development of Khadi and Gramodhyog (village industry) and Cooperative Movement, tribal welfare. He is also associated with the activities of Rajasthan Adim Jati Sevak Sangh and for long has also been associated with the activities of Harijan Sevak Sangh which continuously looks after upliftment of Scheduled Castes.

In creating awareness of education, he takes keen interest amongst the minorities and for that he is associated with a few minority educational institutions. the unemployment problem of the youth, more particularly in the rural areas also fetched attention of N.K.Sharma,.

In order to encourage village artisan and rural youth through khadi institutions, he wanted to set up the cottage industries and abolish this problem of unemploment.
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He has also been associated with Khadi Movement and reconstructive work for more than 40-50 years. For nearly 40 years, he holds a creditworthy position in the Sanchalak Mandal of Kshetriya Khadi Samiti, Dausa, one of the pioneer khadi institution in the country.

He is also an active member of the Sanchalak Mandal of Udyog Mandir, Amber. His keen interest in Indian culture and its development and Sanskrit language is well known.

Shri Nawal Kishore Sharma was born on 5th July 1925 to father Late Pandit Mool Chand Sharma at Dausa, Rajasthan. He married Late Smt.Munni Devi of whom he has two sons.

He obtained B.A., LL.B and Sahitya Visharad and educated at Maharaja College, Jaipur; Agra University, Agra and Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag (Uttar Pradesh). By profession he is an Advocate and Agriculturist.

He served the post of Chairman of Municipal Board, Dausa from 1951 to56. Other posts, which he has served, are: Pradhan, Panchayat Samiti – 1961-65, Elected to Lok Sabha (Fourth) – 1968, Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Fifth) – 1971, Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party and Member, House Committee – 1971-72, Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings – 1972-73, Chairman, Joint Select Committee on Companies (Amendment) Bill – 1972-74, Joint Secretary, AICC – 1974-77, Elected to Lok Sabha (7th) for the third time – 1980, President, I.N.T.U.C, Rajasthan – 1980-82.

President, Pradesh Congress Committee, Rajasthan – 1982-85, Elected to Lok Sabha (8th) for the fourth time – 1984, Union Minister of State, Finance – Nov-Dec.1984, Union Minister of State (Ind.Charge), Petroleum & Natural Gas – 1985-86, Secretary, A.I.C.C., Member of Working Committee – 1986-87, 1992-94, Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission – 1994-96, Elected to Lok Sabha (11th) for the fifth time – 1996, Elected MLA from Jaipur Rural Constituency – 1998, Chairman of Rajasthan Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee – 1998 and General Secretary of AICC for the third time – 2003.
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Other than politics he has another side of talent. He has edited ‘Socialist India’ and ‘Socialist Bharat’. He is a columnist. In 1998, he was honoured with Honorary D`Litt for his Gandhian ideology. For nearly three years, he has worked as Secretary of Gandhi Smriti (Rajghat).

He has been the member of the Board of Rural Electrification Corporation, Govt.of India for Jaipur District Rural Electrification. This was was a pioneer programme for Rajasthan and the success of the program in this District led to large scale rural electrification in many districts of Rajasthan.

His Social and Cultural Activities includes : Upliftment of Adivasi people and removal of untouchability, Organised convention for non-resident Rajasthanis living in and outside the country and Organised national and international sports events Kavi Sammelan and Mushara to celebrate the golden jubilee celebrations.

He visited various countries of the world as the member of parliament including U.K., U.S.A, Argentina, Brazil, Vietnam, Uganda, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, China, South African countries, Cuba, Hungry, Switsarland, Germany and almost all States of former USSR. As the leader of Indian delegation in Norway, he attended a conference which was organized by UNESCO and also visited Sweden and Denmark.