Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Pradhan, Shri Dharmendra
Constituency   : Deogarh (Odisha)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Father's Name Shri Debendra Pradhan
Mother's Name Smt. Basant Manjari Pradhan
Date of Birth 26 Jun 1969
Place of Birth Talcher, Distt. Angul (Orissa)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 09 Dec 1997
Spouse's Name Smt. Mridula Pradhan
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
M.A. (Anthropology)
Educated at Utkal University (Orissa)
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
Handidhua Chhak, Talcher,
Angul - 759 100 (Orissa )
Present Address
34, Meena Bagh,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 23795212, 9868180290(M)
Positions Held
2000-2004 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly
2001 President, BJP Youth Wing (BJYM), Orissa
2002 National Secretary, BJP
2004 National President, BJYM
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Energy
Member, Committee on Petitions
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Energy

Social And Cultural Activities
Deeply involved in the socio-cultural activities of Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh since childhood; worked with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad - the premier nationalist student organisation, for the student community, organizing them for national reconstruction
Special Interests
Linking aspiration of common man with administration; studying and exploring the reasons behind poverty and lack of development in general and of SC/ST and other weaker sections of the society in particular; striving for their upliftment by taking up their cause in all possible forums and by promoting various models of development through NGOs and other co-operative activities
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Interacting with different sections of the society, particularly the youth, motivating them for social work for social reconstruction
Other Information
Started as an A.B.V.P. activist as a higher secondary student in Talcher College, Orissa, 1983; President, Talcher College Students` Union, 1985; State Secretary, ABVP, 1993; National Secretary, ABVP, 1995; joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 1998; Conferred with Utkalmani Gopabandhu Pratibha Sanman, the best Lgislative Award of Orissa Legislative Assembly

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