Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Kathiria, Dr. Vallabhbhai
Constituency   : Rajkot (Gujarat)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Email Address : v[DOT]kathiria[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Ramjibhai
Mother's Name Smt. Rambhaben
Date of Birth 30 Nov 1954
Place of Birth Kagvad, Distt. Rajkot (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 May 1980
Spouse's Name Smt. Kantaben Kathiria
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
M.B.B.S., M.S. (Surgery), LL.B.
Educated at B.J. Medical College, Gujrat University, Ahmedabad and LL.B Saurashtra University, Rajkot
Profession Medical Practitioner
Permanent Address
Avkar 24-B, Vidyakunj Society, Amin Road,
Rajkot - 360 001 (Gujarat)
Fax (0281) 2465211
Present Address
78, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 24635522, 9868180576 (M)
Positions Held
1995-96 President, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Distt. Rajkot
1996-97 Secretary, B.J.P., Gujarat
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha (1st term)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Member, Committee on Defence
Member, Nursing Council of India
Member, All India Council of Health and Family Welfare
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) (with highest margin of 3,54,816 in 12th Lok Sabha)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
Member, Tuberculosis Association of India
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
13 Oct. 1999-29 Jan. 2003 Union Minister of State, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
30 Jan. 2003- 8 Jan. 2004 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development
9 Jan. 2004- May 2004 Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare
2004 Re-elected to 14 Lok Sabha( 4th term)
Member, Committee on Industry
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, All India Council of Health and Family Welfare
Member, Indo German Parliamentary Forum
Member, Parliamentary Forum on Co-operation
Convenor- Sub Committee on Agro and Rural Industries
Member, Indian Council of Medicine and Research
Member, Committee on Sarva Siksha Abhiyan
Chairman, Indo-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Goup
Member & Co-Chairman, International Medical Parliamentary Forum
Member, International Parliamentary Forum on Intellectual Property Rights
Member, Indian Parliamentary Group
Member, Indo-US Parliamentary Forum
Member, Indo-UK Parliamentary Forum
Member, Parliamentary Forum on Water Management
Member, Parliamentary Forum on HIV/AIDS
Member, Federation of Legislators of India
Member, Consultative Committee on HRD
Member, Indo-Japan Parliamentary Forum
Member, Constitution Club
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Industy
1 May 2008 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

Books Published
i) Doctors! Beware of Eggs; and (ii) Spiritual Compilations
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed regularly papers on Medical Science in Medical Journals and articles on various current topics in Gujarati newspapers, magazines
Social And Cultural Activities
Trustee, (i) Shri Arvindbhai Maniar Trust, Rajkot; (ii) Sadbhavna Hospital, Mahuva, Gujarat; and (iii) Adarsh Seva Mandal, Patanvav, and (iv) Vasundhara Trust, Rajkot
Special Interests
Reading religious and spiritual books; Practicing Vipassana meditation and fond of performing various major surgical operations; working for water-shed activities, organic farming and rural development; organising Seminar on value education; and active in strengthening educational institutions
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
listening to old songs and bhajans; visiting tourist place and sight seeing; meeting the people; charitable and service activities
Sports and Clubs
Swimming and walking
Countries Visited
Belgium, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan,Thailand and USA; Attended, (i) International Medical Parliamentarians Conference on Women, Health and Environment at Bangkok in Thailand, 1997; (ii) SAARC Conference on Reproductive Health and AIDS, Kathmandu, Nepal, 1998; and (iii) IMPO Conference on Economic Crisis and its impact on Health, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1998; (iv) attended Annual Conference of AAPI, 2002, 2003 in U.S.A.; (v) attended Conference on HIV / AIDS amd Population in Pakistan,2004 (vi) Conference on Women`s Empowerment and Population Development in Malaysia 2004; (vii) Conference of Parliamentarians on Population Development, France 2004
Other Information
Associated with Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (R.S.S.) since childhood; participated in Nav-nirman agitation in Gujarat, 1973-74; as a surgeon, operated over 7500 patients and diagnosed and cured over 1,00,000 patients; associated with several medical organisations in different capacities in Rajkot and Saurashtra since 1983; donated blood 104 times; organised more than 500 general diagnostic camps and 350 blood donation camps; imprisoned during Emergency; introduced the mobile hospital concept, especially mobile dispensary service in rural areas; Member, (i) All India Council for Health and Family Welfare, 1998-99; (ii) Tuberculosis Association of India, 1998-99; (iii) Nursing Council of India 1996-97; (iv) International Medical Parliamentarian Association; (v) Divisional Railways Users’ Consultative Committee, Rajkot and Bhavnagar Division; (vi) Telephone Advisory Committee; (vii) Federation of Legislators of India (viii) International Forum of Parliamentarians on Intellectual Property; and (ix) National Cooperative Forum; (x) Constitution Club, Delhi; and (xi) Indian Council of Medical Research; Conferred Dadabhai Navarojaji Industrial Peace and Development Award, 2000; instrumental in organising (i) "Heavy meets the small" - a giant industrial show in Rajkot, 2000; (ii) Agro Vision-2003 (Revolutionary Agricultural Event); (iii) Rajkot Book Fair-2003; and (iv) Arogya Mela Feb. 2004; (v) Blood Donation Camp in which 5174 blood donors donated their blood at a time following the unprecedented earthquake in Gujarat in 2001, undertook untiring work of rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the affected people; tried to solve water scarcity problem with the help of Check Dams & Water Harvesting structures; and is popularily known as `Check-Dam Sansad ` professing faith in "Nothing but the hard work succeeds" and nurturing vision of " The glorious, the great and the divine India" of 21st Century

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