7th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

EKKA, SHRI CHRISTOPHER, M.A., B.Ed. [Congress (I)—Orissa, Sundargarh (Res. Sch. Tribes), 1980]  s. of Shri Pascal Ekka; b. at Kusumdegi, Sundargarh District, July 24, 1943; ed. at New Orissa High School, Gaibira, Gangadhar Meher College, Sambalpur, University College, Vani-Vihar, Bhubaneswar, and Regional College of Education, Bhubaneswar; m. Smt. Sebastiana Lakra, February 6, 1970; 2 s. ;Agriculturist and Social worker; General Secretary, District Congress Committee, Sundargarh, 1975-77 and its Vice-President, 1977-78; President, District Congress Committee (I), Sundargarh, 1978; Headmaster, I968-73; Member, (i) Regional Transport Authority, Sundargarh District (ii) Housing Committee, Sundargarh District, and (iii) 20-Point Programme Review Committee, Sundargarh District; Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly, 1974—77; Member, (i) Estimates Committee, 1975-76, (ii) Select Committee on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Reservation Bill, (iii) Parliamentary Committee on Health.  

Social activities: Organising the youth in the villages and service to the poor through Adivasi-Harijan Welfare Association.  

Favourite pastime and recreation : Sports (Hockey).  

Special interests : Social service and travelling.  

Sports and clubs : Hockey; Captain, (i) G. M. College, Sambalpur,1965. (ii) Sambalpur District Hockey Team, 1965, (iii) University College, Vani-Vihar, Bhubaneswar. 1967 and Athletic Secretary, Men's Hostel, Vani-Vihar, 1967.  

Permanent address : Kusumdegi P.O., Bargaon P.S., Sundargarh District, Orissa.