GODARA, SHRI MANI RAM, B. A., (Cong.) Haryana-Hissar—1971, Son of Shri Ch. Ram Jas; b. at Vill. Badopal, Distt. Hissar, November 17, 1925; ed. at H.R.H. High School, Hissar, D.A.V. College, Lahore and R.P.S.D. College, Simla; m. Shrimati Shanti Devi 1943; 2 s. and 3 d.; Agriculturist; President, (i) Students' Union D.A.V. College, Lahore, 1945-March 1947, (ii) R.P.C.S.D. College, Simla, 1948, (iii) Thana Congress Committee, Fatehabad, 1950-53, and (iv) District Congress Committee, 1962-64; Panch, Gram Panchayat for five years, 1965-70; Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, 1960-65; Chairman, (i) Grow More Food Committee, Haryana, 1967 and 1969, and (ii) Zila Parishad, 1965-71; Member, (i) Punjab P.C.C., 1953-66, (ii) Punjab P.C.C. Working Committee, 1962-64, (iii) Panchayati Raj Committee, Punjab, 1957-59, (iv) Revenue, Committee, 1957-60, (v) Regional Transport Authority, 1958-61, (vi) Betterment Levy Advisory Committee, (vii) Zila Parishad, 1960-71, (viii) Assets and Liabilities Committee, Haryana State, (ix) Economic and Resources Committee, Haryana State, 1967-70, and (x) Public Grievances Committee, Haryana; Member, Legislative Assembly, Punjab, 1955-57 and 1957-62; Member, Estimates Committee, Punjab Legislative Assembly, 1958-60; Member, Haryana Legislative Assembly, 1967-68; Irrigation and power Minister, Haryana, 1967; Member, Irrigation and Power Advisory Committee, 1967-70.
Social activities.—Patron, Manohar Memorial College, Fatehabad; Member, Nehru Memorial Committee, District Hissar and Guru Nanak Anniversary Committee.
Hobbies.—Gardening, and talking about politics.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading books and cinema.
Special interests.—Working for tenants and agricultural labour.
Sports and Clubs.—Chairman, Hissar District Wrestling Association; President, Beni Bhawan Akhara; Vice-Chairman, Kabaddi Association, Hissar; President, Hissar Club, Hissar and Member, Illiot Club, Hissar.
Travels abroad.—Nepal and Ceylon.
Permanent address.—No. I, Zila Parishad Colony, Session Road, Hissar Haryana.