9th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

CHAVAN, SHRIMATI PREMALABAI D. [Congress (I)ŚMaharashtra, Karad, 1989]:  d. of Late M.N. Rao Jagdale; b. at Baroda District, Gujarat, July 2, 1918; ed. at S.N.D.T., Indore (M.P.), St. Xavier's College, Bombay, Intermediate, Diploma in Montessory Education; m. Late D.R. Chavan, April 27, 1942, 1 s. and 2 d. Political and Social Worker;

Previous Association with Political Parties:  Member, Peasants and Workers Party, Maharashtra, 1952-60;

Previouss Membership:  Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77, Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-79, Eighth Lok Sabha, 1984-89; Rajya Sabha, 1980-84;

Committee Experience:  Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Committee on Official Language, Business Advisory Committee, 1985-87, Rules Committee, 1987-89; Member, Consultative Committee, Department of Atomic Energy, Space, Electronics, Ocean Development and Ministry of Science and Technology, 1990;

Favourite Pastime and Recreation:  Reading and writing, games and sports, gardening;

Publications:  Short stories in Marathi;

Travels Abroad:  Holland, Finland, France, Singapore, Thailand, U.K., West Germany;

Special Interests:  Welfare of women and children, rural development; 

Sports and Clubs:  Founder-President, All India Women's Cricket Association;

Social Activities:  Founder, Polytechnic Engineering College, Karad; started first Montessory School in Karad, 1951;

Other Information:  Started Mahila Mandal Movement in 1950 in Karad;

Permanent Address:  Patan Colony, Shaniwar Peth, Karad, Distt. Satara, Maharashtra-415410.