Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Chavda, Shri Harisinh Pratapsinh
Constituency   : Banaskantha (Gujarat)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Shri Pratap Sinh
Mother's Name Smt. Udiba
Date of Birth 30 Oct 1930
Place of Birth Ambod, Taluka Mansa, Distt. Gandhi Nagar (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 08 May 1955
Spouse's Name Smt. Pushpaben
No. of Sons 2
No.of Daughters 2
Educated at S.S.C.E. Board, Mumbai
Profession Agriculturist
Social Worker, Educationist
Permanent Address
"Lokniketan", Ratanpur, Taluka Palanpur,
District Banaskantha (Gujarat)
09824002171 (M)
Fax : (02742) 246444
Present Address
3, Dr. B.D. Marg,
New Delhi 110 001
Tels. (011) 23328171, 9868180771 (M)
Positions Held
1971 Secretary, D.C.C. Banaskantha
1975-1985 Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly (two terms)
1975-1980 Cabinet Minister, Government of Gujarat
1981-1984 President, Janata Party, Banaskantha, Gujarat
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
5 August 2006 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
7 Aug. 2006-onwards Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Human Resource Development

Social And Cultural Activities
Working on education of backward and poor childern, initiated various schemes of public welfare like supplying water to villages, programmes of freeing people from bad habits of smoking, drinking, etc.; worked for abolition of untouchability, cooperative movement, women`s education, gramodyoga and farmer`s federation, worked with Congress Sevadal on various youth activities and inspired them through many cultural activities like national songs, dramas etc. from 1946 to 1970
Special Interests
Uplifting and educating backward and poor people including children
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Social service
Countries Visited
Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.K, and U.S.A.
Other Information
President, (i) Akhil Bharatiya Sevadal, Gujarat ; (ii) Gujarat Rajya Gram Vikas Sangh, Ahmedabad; (iii) Banaskantha Jilla Shala Sanchalak Sangh; (iv) Janata Cooperative Press for 25 years; Chairman, (i) District School Committee; (ii) State Water Supply and Sewerage Board, 1990-91 & 1998-1999; Director, District Prohibition Cell for 10 years; Secretary, (i) Jilla Gramodyog Mandal for 12 years; (ii) Jilla Rachnatmak Sangh for 5 years, and (iii) Jilla Gramodyog Cooperative Institute for 3 years; Jilladhinayak, District Congress Sevadal for 8 years; District Officer, Gram Rakshak Dal for 5 years; Member, Karobari Committee, Gujarat Rajya Shala Sanchalak Sangh; Founder, Lok Niketan; and from this platform, started ten High Schools, five ashram shalas, eight hostels, kindergartens, rural University and various social and development programmes; Founded "Nootan Bharati" Institute at Taluka Palanpur; and started Thakkarbapa and Sarvajanik Chhatralaya at Palanpur

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