RICHHARIYA, DR. GOVIND DASS, Ayurved Vishard, B.M.S.A., (Cong.) U.P. Jhansi—1971, Son of Pt. Ghanshyam Dass Richhariya; b. at Vill. & P.O. Barasagar (Jhansi), February 26, 1920; Married; 3 s. and 1 d.; Medical Practitioner and Agriculturist; Member, U.P.C.C. for 30 years and General Secretary District Congress Committee; President, (i) Zila Parishad 1961-70, (ii) Gramaya Swarajya Samiti (Village local self Government Committee), U.P. (iii) Council of Panchayatraj Training Centre, U.P., (iv) Citizens Reference Council, U.P., and (v) District Welfare Board; Member (i) State Planning Advisory Council, U.P., (ii) U.P. Education Extension Committee, (iii) National Integration Council, U.P,, (iv) Divisional Planning Committee, (v) Bundelkhand Tourism Committee, (vi) All District Level Committees; Founder and Patron (i) Pandit Ramsahaya Sharma Inter College Barwasagar, (ii) Shri Laxmi Vyayam Mandir Barwasagar and (iii) Shri Laxmi Library, Barwasagar.
Social activities.—Establishment of Libraries for encouraging youth; establishment of physical training centre for improving physical standard; arranged financial help to the talented Harijan students of the District for higher education; opened 100 Junior High Schools and 1500 Primary Schools in the District during Chairmanship of Zila Parishad; mobilised financial help for the Bundelkhand Degree College; provided free medical treatment for the poor.
Hobbies.—Agriculture and social service.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Swimming and reading.
Special interests.—Collection of books on nationalism educational and Industrial development; social order and religious reforms; Welfare of Harijans and Kisans.
Publications.—Published articles on industrial development and other allied subjects and written a book entitled ''Bundelkhand Ke Vikas Ke Liaye Awashyak Sujhav"
Permanent address.—(i) 89, Jawahar Chowk, Jhansi; (ii) Vill. & P.O. Barasagar, Distt. Jhansi, U.P.