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Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel

PTI | Byhindustantimes.com
May 06, 2004 03:09 PM IST

Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel is one of the senior-most BJP leaders of Gujarat known for pro-active approach on women's issues.

The Education Minister in the Modi Government, the teacher-turned-politician Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel is one of the senior-most BJP leaders of Gujarat known for pro-active approach on women's issues.

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Born on 21st November 1941, she joined BJP in her college days as a social worker, particularly associated with the cause of women. An excellent educationist and sports person, an M.Sc and M.Ed (Gold Medallist), Anandiben is at present the Chairperson of Gujarat BJP Mahila Morcha.

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Respected as a 'meritorious politician-educationist', she has won several awards.

Besides the 'Chancellor Award' in M.Ed which she got as an upcoming teacher, the Gujarat government honoured her with 'Best Teacher Award' in 1990. The ultimate recognition for her works in the field of education came in 1992 when the then President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma bestowed National Award for Best Teacher on her.
 
She had got 'Virbala' award for her capabilities in sports besides various other awards, including 'Sahasvir Award' from Rajpipla Vyayam Mahavidhyalaya and 'Charumati Award' from Jyoti Sangh.

She has been a member of BJP National Committee for last eight years besides being active in the BJP Mahila  Morcha National Committee for last 10 years.  She had also been the Vice president of Gujarat unit of BJP.

Besides having played a vital role in upgrading the state's education system, Anandiben has also been associated with "Dharti" - a social welfare society. She is also chairperson of Sahiyar Mahila Nagrik Sharafi Mandali and the Sahiya Mahila Trust.

Permanent Address:  35, Swami Gunatitnagar Society, Memnagar, Ahmedabad
Phone : 079-747 7227 / 7431374
Office Address  :  Block No. 1, 2nd Floor, New Sachivalay,
Gandhinagar - 382 010.
Phone : 3223080

Residence Address:  Bunglow No. 18, Ministers' Enclave,
Sector-20, Gandhinagar - 382 020.
Phone : 3220132

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