After a lot of confusion, this or that, Woman candidate or not, At last UPA decided to bring Pritibha Patil as their candidate for the comming election of Indian President. Today through out the world in all media this is taken as one of major news so being an Indian I thought of bringing something about her life for all of you.
Date of Birth
19th December, 1934
Place of Birth
Distt. Jalgaon (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married on 7th July 1965
Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat
Children One son and one daughter
M.A., L.L.B. Educated at M.J. College, Jalgaon (Maharashtra) & Govt. Law College, Mumbai
Social Worker, practiced as Advocate at Jalgaon
Permanent Address 57, New Congress Nagar, Opp. Govt. Milk Scheme, Amravati (Maharashtra)
1701, Vainganga, Worli Sagar Co-operative Housing Society, Pochkhanwala Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400 025 Tel. 24950888
Position held –
Member, Maharasthra Legislative Assembly
Deputy Minister, Public Health, Prohibition, Tourism, Housing and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Maharasthra
Cabinet Minister, Social Welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra
Cabinet Minister, Public Health and Social Welfare, Maharasthra
Cabinet Minister, Prohibition, Rehabilitation and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Maharashtra
Cabinet Minister, Education, Govt. of Maharashtra
July 1979 to Feb.1980
Leader of Opposition, CLP(I), Govt. of Maharashtra
Cabinet Minister, Urban Development and Housing, Govt. of Maharashtra
Cabinet Minister, Civil Supplies and Social Welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra
Elected to Rajya Sabha
18 Nov. 1986 to 5 Nov.1988 Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha
Chairman, Committee on Privileges, Rajya Sabha Member, Business Advisory Committee, Rajya Sabha
Elected to 10th Lok Sabha Chairperson, House Committee, Lok Sabha
8 November, 2004
Governor of Rajasthan
Other Positions held
President- P.C.C. Maharashtra 1988-1990,
Director of National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks & Credit Societies,
Member of Governing Council, National Cooperative Union of India.
Social & Cultural Activities
Welfare of Women, established a Hostel for working women in Mumbai and Delhi.
Engineering College at Jalgaon for the benefit of the rural youth.
Managing Trustee, Shram Sadhana Trust.
Chief Promoter and Chairperson of a Sugar Factory in Jalgaon District, Maharashtra. Established Mahila Vikas Mahamandal, a Government owned Corporation Industrial Training School for Blind in Jalgaon and
Managing a School for poor children of Vimukta Jamatis & Nomadic Tribes.
Establishment of Mahila Cooperative Bank at Jalgaon, Maharashtra, while a Minister in the Govt. of Maharasthra, established Govt. owned Corporation Mahila Vikas Mahamandal.
Development of Rural Economy,
Welfare of Women
Sports and clubs
Champion in table tennis during college days and won shields in Inter-college tournaments.
Attended International Council of Social Welfare Conference, Nairobi and Puerto Rico.
Leader, Delegation to Austria on Status of Women.
Conference Member, A.I.C.C. (1). Delegation to Bulgaria, 1985.
Attended Common Wealth Presiding Officers Conference, London 1988.
Attended World Women Conference at Beijing-CHINA.
Organised Women Home Guards in Jalgaon, District and was their Commandant at the time of Chinese aggression in 1962.
Vice Chairman, National Federation for Co-operative Urban Banks and Credit Societies. Chairman- 20-points Programme Implementation Committee, Maharashtra.
Spoke on Behalf of Indian Delegation of Lady Member of Parliament at Beijing ( CHINA) World Women’s Conference in the Parliamentary Conference.
Industrial Training School for the Blind, Sewing classes for poor and needy women.
school for children of B.C. and O.B.C. people.
Co-operative Credit Society, Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Amaravati to teach new technique and scientific ways of cultivation to farmers.
Music Classes at Amaravati.
Computer Classes at Amaravati.