|Fifth Lok Sabha|
BARUPAL, SHRI PANNALAL, (Cong.) Rajasthan-Ganganagar - (Res. Sch. Castes)—1971, Son of Shri Moda Ramji Barupal; b. at Bikaner, April 6, 1913; ed. at Ramdev Pathshala, Bikaner; m. Shrimati Laxmi Devi, 1931; 1 s. (adopted); Agriculturist, Businessman and Social Worker; previously associated with the Bikaner Rajya Praja Parishad; Member, Parliamentary Executive Committee; President, (1) Rishi Meghvansh Sudhar Sabha, Bikaner (1946); (2) Bikaner District Depressed Classes League, 1948; (3) Rajasthan Dalit Varg Sangh, Jaipur (1952); (4) Rajasthan Kala Mandir, Bikaner, 1957; (5) National Building Labour Union, New Delhi, 1957; (6) P. & T. Union, Sriganganagar, Bikaner; (7) Theatre Panorama, New Delhi, 1960-67; (8) Jagjiwan Sarvodaya Ashram Trust, Sri Kolayatji, Bikaner; (9) Rajasthan Ex-Servicemen's Union, 1965; (10) Delhi Pradesh Jhugi-Jhopri Samasya Samadhan Samiti, 1967; Vice-President, Rajasthan Rang Manch, Delhi, 1967; Secretary, (1) Harijan Sewak Sangh, Bikaner, 1944; (2) Depressed Classes League of India, 1966; Member, (1) Harijan Hitkarini Sabha, Bikaner, 1942; (2) Working Committee, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, 1957; (3) National Railway Users' Consultative Committee, Government of India, 1964-65; (4) Land Enquiry Committee, Department of Rehabilitation, 1954; (5) Zila Parishad, Bikaner, Sriganganagar, Churu, 1957; (6) Divisional Railway Users' Consultative Committee, Bikaner Division; (7) Jan Kalyan Sansthan, Bikaner; (8) Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Shodh Sansthan, Bikaner; (9) All India Congress Committee, (10) All India Congress Seva Dal and (11) All India Rifle Association, M.Ps' Club; Ex-Parliamentary Whip, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Delhi (1957); Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952-57; Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62; Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67 and Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Member, Estimates Committee, 1967.
Social activities.—Worked for the eradication of untouchability and for the right of temple entry for the Harijans, eradication of bad social customs amongst Harijans like drinking; also worked for the abolition of jagirdari system and beggary, for Hindu-Muslim unity, uplift of women, landless displaced persons in Rajasthan and for the creation of a classless society; agitated for the merger of Bikaner State in greater Rajasthan; helped in the formation of several cooperative societies.
Hobby.—Writing poetry, articles and photography.
Favourite pastime and recreation.--Singing, shooting and game hunting.
Special interests.—Uplift of the down-trodden and eradication of untouchability.
Publications.—'Hindu Samaj Jin ko Achhoot Manta Hai, Kya Weh Achhoot Hain', 'Jati Pati aur Varn Vyvastha Ka Rahasya', 'Harijan Pukar', 'Maghwal (Chamar) Jati Ki Utpati aur Rasam Rivaj' and Alakhiya Sampradaya, Mankho (Rajasthani) and several articles and pamphlets.
Sports and Clubs.—Winner of Bikaner trophy for Members of Parliament, Miniature Rifle Shooting National Championship; awarded gold medal for shooting championship in 1960; Member, North Avenue M.Ps. Club, New Delhi.
Permanent address.—Laxmi Niwas, Parmanand Basti, Bikaner (Rajasthan).