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Dhirubhai Swaroopachand Shah

Speaker of 10th Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Dhirubhai Swaroopchand Shah is one of widely respected leaders of Gujarat. A brilliant orater with a knack for literary works like penning articles, songs and Poems, he has been an ardent worker of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2002 18:25 IST

Speaker of 10th Gujarat Legislative Assembly, Dhirubhai Swaroopchand Shah is one of widely respected leaders of Gujarat. A brilliant orater with a knack for literary works like penning articles, songs and Poems, he has been an ardent worker of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh.

Following are the key facts about him

Date of Birth: 18th December 1952
Educational Qualifications: B.Com, LLB

Political/Social activities:

* Leader of Opposition in Gandhidham Municipality, 1983-1984.

* President, Gandhidham Municipality, 1984-1993.

* Was elected unopposed Vice-President of Gujarat Municipality, an institution consisting of all the municipalities of Gujarat continuously for eight years.

* Has held the offices like President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary at Gandhidham, Kadi, Palanpur and Ahmedabad Branches of Rashtriya Svayamsevak Sangh.

* Was associated with NCC and NSS during college days.
* Vice President, district Bharatiya Janata Party.

* Has held Presidentship and other offices in various educational, religious And social institutions like Interact, Retract, Rotary, Jain Friend's Circle, Yuva Kendra, Nau Javan Mndal, Gandhidham Bar Association, Bar Library Trust.

* Has rendered his services as a visiting Lecturer in 'Management Course' organized by Tolani Collegiate Board.

* Closely and actively associated with Gandhidham Gaushala Seva Samiti, Shri Ramkrishna Trust, School for Deaf and Dumb run by Adipur Rotary Mata Lakshmi Trust and other educational institutions and institutes

First Published: Nov 22, 2002 17:45 IST