Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Shandil, Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram
Constituency   : Shimla -SC (Himachal Pradesh)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : shandil[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Late Shri Narainu Ram Shandil
Mother's Name Late Smt. Lakshmi Devi Shandil
Date of Birth 20 Oct 1940
Place of Birth Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 10 May 1966
Spouse's Name Late Smt. Indira Shandil
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 2
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Educated at D.A.V. College, Ambala, S.D.B. College, Shimla and Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
Profession Social Worker
Permanent Address
Indira Cottage, Samar Hill,
Shimla -171 005 (Himachal Pradesh)
Tel. (0177) 230078
Present Address
B-301, M.S. Flats, B.K.S. Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23093931, 23094176, 9868180251 (M)
Positions Held
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
Leader, Himachal Vikas Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Defence
2000-2001 Member, Library Committee
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 2nd term)
Member, Committee on Provision of Computer for MPs, Offices of Parties in Lok sabha and Officers of Lok Sabha Secretariat
Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Made an indepth study of the life-style of tribals and ethnic problems of the people of North East India during the period 1988 to 1996; awarded doctorate from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 1996 on this study
Social And Cultural Activities
Mixing with the people with the message that we inherit a very rich cultural heritage which we must preserve and that the youth must involve themselves in nation building activities
Special Interests
Reading, instrumental music, yoga, transcendental meditation, learning Sanskrit language etc.
Sports and Clubs
Volleyball, badminton, tennis, golf; Member, Gaiety Theatre (club), Shimla
Countries Visited
Bhutan and U.K.
Other Information
Defence Services Officer, 1962-96; while posted in Army Command, Shimla, performed duties as an Officer-in-charge of Ecology and Environment; retired from Armed Forces in 1996 and worked as a social worker in rural areas of Himachal Pradesh

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