BISHT, SHRI NARENDRA SINGH, M.A., LL.B., (Cong.) U.P. Almora—1971, Son of late Thakur Chanchal Singh Bisht; b. at Pithoragarh. U.P., March 15, 1915; ed. at Allahabad University and Lucknow University; m. Shrimati Kunwarani Ratna Bisht; January 14, 1950; 4 s.; Agriculturist and Advocate; Member, U.P. Legislative Assembly from 1952 to 1971; Chairman, Delegated Legislation Committee, U.P.; Member, Panel of Chairmen, Legislative Assembly, U.P.; Member, (i) Public Accounts Committee and (ii) Estimates Committee, U.P. Legislature; deputed to British Parliament and Ireland Parliament by the U.P. Legislature and went through a complete course of Parliamentary Procedure and Practice and obtained a certificate for the same; Member, (i) Pithoragarh District Advisory Committee, (ii) Advisory Committee of U.P. Road Transport Service Kumaon Region, (iii) Board of Management, Agricultural University, Pant Nagar, (iv) Tarai Land Allotment Committee, (v) Land Management Committee and (vi) Advisory Board on Forest Utilization; Whip and Chief Whip, Congress Party, U.P. Legislative Assembly; Deputy Minister in the U.P. Assembly 1957—1962; State Minister for Education and Forest, U.P., 1970; Member, A.I.C.C, U.P.C.C. and President D.C.C., Pithoragarh; attended Peace Conference, Helsinki, 1967.
Social activities.—Takes keen interest in the social, economic and educational development of backward hilly areas in U.P.; Manager of Saraswati Dev Singh Higher Secondary School, Pithoragarh.
Hobbies.—Photography, hunting, music and swimming.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Playing tennis, reading and writing.
Special interests.—Matters relating to the Defence affairs and welfare of troops; service of the down-trodden and International friendship.
Travels abroad.—U.K., Ireland, Finland, German Democratic Republic, West Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, U.S.S.R. and Nepal.
Permanent address.—Pithoragarh, U.P.