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Dr. Girija Vyas

A well-qualified and dedicated Congress worker from Udaipur, she has worked as a writer, educationist and social worker.
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UPDATED ON APR 29, 2004 01:03 PM IST

A well-qualified and dedicated Congress worker from Udaipur, Girirja Vyas, has worked as a writer, educationist and social worker. Born on the 8th July 1946 in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Girija went on to study at the University of Udaipur and followed this up with a stint in America.

Having completed her MA and Phd she worked as a teacher, educationist, writer and a social worker.  In 1991 she was elected for the 10th Lok Sabha as Union Deputy Minister, and then re-elected for another two terms. 

She held the following key political positions:

1977-84    President, D.C.C. (I), Udaipur

1985-90    Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

1986-90    Minister of State Tourism, Child & Nutrition, PWD, 
                Public Relations, Education, Parliamentary Affairs, Finance
                Science & Technology,Technical  Education Member 
                Estimates Committee, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly

1989-       Executive Member, P.C.C. (I), Rajasthan

1990-93   President, Pradesh Mahila Congress, Rajasthan

1991-       Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth)
                Union Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting
       
1993-       President, All India Mahila Congress

1993-96    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Gas  

1996         Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh)

1996-        Member, Committee on Raj Bhasha
                 Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
                 Member, Standing Committee on Petroleum
                 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs

Other Information
Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, 1985-90
Union Deputy Minister, Information and Broadcasting, June 1991 to Jan. 1993


Spare Time
Girija has remained unmarried and spends a lot of time carrying out research and writing her own books. These include the 'Ethical Teachings of Bhagwat Gita and Bible' and the 'Philosophy of Shuddadvaita.' She has contributed 50 articles in national and international journals, as well as writing Urdu poems and Hindi articles on social issues. Music is a necessity for her, whether it is old Hindi songs or melancholy ghazals. 

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