Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

 

AGARWALA, SHRI VIRENDRA, M.A., L.L.B., (J.S.) U.P. Moradabad—1971, Son of Late Shri Morarilal Agarwal; b. on November 6, 1927; ed. at University of Delhi; Married, 2 d.; Journalist; was General Secretary of Indian National Committee of the World University Service under the Chairmanship of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Dr. Zakir Husain, Dr. C. D. Deshmukh and Prof. N. K. Sidhanta; 1950-58; Now the founder-convener of the Delhi Study Group; India's representative at the General Assembly of the World University Service at Oslo (Norway), 1951, Crenoble (France), 1952, and Oxford, 1954 and at its Executive Committee meetings in Geneva, 1953; Associate Secretary for the International Committee of W.U.S. at its headquarters in Geneva in 1952; acted as General Secretary of the Registered bodies for the Health Centres and as Joint Secretary for the International Student House.

Social activities.—Was responsible for publicising W.U.S. activities for winning support for its programmes and for helping individuals and groups visiting India on behalf of W.U.S., mobilised fund raising efforts to supplement the Contributions for the W.U.S. International Budget; organised distribution of cash grants, UNESCO-gift coupons and material relief in the form of fees, books, medicines etc. among needy Students all over India; and planned mutual co-operation scholarship for exchange of students between India, Germany and Canada; organised international W.U.S. seminars at (i) Krishnaraj Sagar in Mysore (1950), (ii) Mysore University (1952), (iii) Poona University (1956) and (iv) Hyderabad (1957); also participated in UNESCO International Voluntary work camp at Kangeri (Mysore) in 1950 and International Youth Leaders' training camp at Delhi in 1957; visited U.S.A. and Canada in 1954, at the invitation of the National University and Student Organisations to make contacts and help in the educational programme of W.U.S. and U.S.A.; attended student meetings at Rangoon (1951); Delft (Netherland), (1952), Singapore (1954), Indonesia (1955), Karachi (1956) and Colombo (1957); constructed two student Health Centres at Delhi and Patna Universities, a T.B. Sanitorium for students at Tambaram, a T.B. Ward at the Reid Chest Hospital in Shillong and a Students Recreation Club at Gauhati.

Publications.—Written more than four thousand articles on economic matters.

Travels abroad.—Travelled widely in North America, West Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Permanent address.—Baird Road, Flat No. 3, Lady Hardinge Hospital, New Delhi.