Chandrawati Sheoran

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Smt. Chandrawati

Smt. Chandrawati (श्रीमती चन्द्रावती) (Sheoran) was born in 1928 in the Village Dalawas in District Bhiwani of Haryana State. Her Father Ch. Hazarilal Sheoran served in the Indian Army. 1964-66 Minister and 1972-74 she was Minister of State in Haryana, 1977-79 President of Janata Party and 1982-85 Leader of the Opposition, and later senior Congress Leader in Haryana. She worked as Lt. Governor of Pondicherry from 19th Feb. 1990 to 13th Dec.l990.

Early life

Chandrawati was born in the family of Hawaldar Hajari Ram Sheoran son of Mohar Singh. Her mother was Dhaula Bai from village Ghardana Kalan in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Her mother Dhaula Bai died in 1932 when Chandrawati was at the age of four years.[1] Her father hawaldar Hazari Ram died in 1944 at the age of 57 when she was getting education at Pilani. It is interesting to note that she was married as per traditions in early childhood along with her elder sister but she was not sent to her in-laws due to her tender age. After few years her spouse died but Chandrawati was unaware of these facts at that time. [2]

Education

She had primary education in village. While studying at village she was inspired by Nihal Singh Takshak to get education at Pilani. Nihal Singh Takshak was an Education Inspector with Birla Institute of Technology and Science/(Birla Education Trust) Pilani. She was admitted in 6th class in Birla School Pilani in 1943.[3]

She got higher education at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani and completed Metric in 1948. After completing Metric Ghanshyam Das Birla advised her to get free education at Pilani with the condition that she will latter have to teach for three years in Birla Institutes Pilani. But she wanted to become a Doctor rather than a teacher so took admission in Maharaja College, Jaipur in Science faculty and completed Intermediate. She latter changed to Arts faculty and did graduation from Sangrur (Punjab) in 1953. [4]

She did Law (L.L.B.) from Delhi University and become the first woman Law Graduate in the region.As a student, she participated in the freedom movement.

In Politics

  • She fought her first Assembly election from Badhra constituency, then in Mahendragarh district of the then Pepsu, as a Congress nominee in 1954 and won it.
  • She was Parliamentary Secretary in Pepsu Govt.
  • She was elected as M.L.A. in 1962
  • She was elected as M.L.A. in 1968 (Loharu)
  • She was elected as M.L.A. again in 1972
  • She served as Minister of state in Haryana from 1972-74.
  • During her tenure in assemblies, she worked in Estimate Committees initially as its member in Punjab and then its Chair-Person in Haryana. She was also Chair-Person of the Library Committee in Haryana. She functioned as a member of the the Pradesh Congress Committee in Punjab and then in Haryana till 1977.
  • She was elected to Lok Sabha in 1977 first time defeating Bansi Lal and remained its member till August 1979. During this period, she was a member of the Central Executive Committee of Janta Party in Lok Sabha and also a Member of the Public Undertaking Committee.
  • She was President of the ruling Haryana Janta from 1974 to 1979.
  • She was elected as M.L.A. fifth time in 1982 as Lokdal candidate.
  • Smt. Chandrawati worked as Neta Virodhi Dal from 1982-85.
  • She was elected 9n 1991 as an M.L.A. from Loharu. She also actively participated in Nayaya Yatra (March for Justice) launched under the guidance of Ch.Devilal, to get justice for Haryana.
  • She fought 13 elections: 2 of MP and 11 of Assembly, out of which she won 7 elections.
  • She is presently Chair-Person of Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation.

Member of Lok Sabha

Chandrawati got elected as MP (Lok Sabha) in 1977 from Bhiwani Constituency. Her bio data is available at Lok Sabha website -

http://164.100.47.194/loksabha/writereaddata/biodata_1_12/2335.htm

6th Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile

CHANDRAWATI, SHRIMATI, B.A., LL.B., Janata. (Haryana -Bhiwani -1977): d. of Choudhary Hazari Lal, b. at Dalavas Village, Charkhi Dadri Tehsil, Bhiwani District, September 3, 1928: ed. at B. B. Vidyapeeth, Pilani, Maharaja College, Jaipur, Ranbir College, Sangrur, Punjab University and Delhi University; married; Lawyer; previously associated, with the Congress; Member, (i) Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, (ii) Haryana Pradesh Congress Executive Committee, and (iii) Haryana Pradesh, Congress Election Committee, 1968—72; Member, (i) PEPSU Legislative Assembly, 1954—57, (ii) Punjab Legislative Assembly, 1962—67, and (iii) Haryana Legislative Assembly, 1968—77; Parliamentary Secretary, (i) Government of PEPSU, 1954—57, and (ii) Government of Punjab, 1962-63; Deputy Minister, Government of Punjab, 1964—66, Minister of State, Government of Haryana, 1973-74; Member, Estimates Committee, Punjab Legislative Assembly, 1963-64; Chairman, (i) Estimates Committee, Haryana Legislative Assembly, 1972-73, and (ii) Library Committee, Haryana Legislative Assembly, 1972-73; presently Member, (i) Committee on Public Undertakings and (ii) Committee on Papers Laid on the Table.

Social activities: Propagation of education in rural areas, especially amongst the girls.

Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading, Hindi and English literature, horticulture, and travelling.

Special interests: Rural economy.

Permanent address: Dalavas Village, Charkhi Dadri Tehsil, Bhiwani District, Haryana.

Social work

किसान यूनियन के अधिवेशन में श्री दौलतराम सारण, चंद्रावती, कुंभाराम आर्य और देवीलाल 1983

She was the founder member of almost all the Women Organisations of the Party and the Government at the National and State level. She was a founder member of the Kisan Trust and was leading light in organising the Kisan Sammelen, the biggest ever farmers' gathering organised in Delhi during 1977. In appreciation of her clean and honest image, all the financial matters of the organisation were assigned to Smt. Chandrawati.

Lt. Governor of Pondicherry

She worked as Lt. Governor of Pondicherry from 19th Feb. 1990 to 13th Dec.l990.

Committed to Public interest

Public interest has been of prime concern throughout her life. She is deeply interested in rural economy, preservation of its wealth and wild life. Reading Hindi and English Literature are her other interests; promoting education of students, specially the women folk has been a matter of great interest to her. All through, Smt. Chandrawati stood for the justice for the masses; and for this cause fought against the highest and mightiest regardles's of party affiliations or any other consideration. Having had a long tenure in politics, she have been more as a social worker and a statesman than a politician.

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References

  1. राजेन्द्र कसवा: धरती की बेटी (चन्द्रावती की जीवनी) - प्रकाशक: डॉ. घासीराम वर्मा समाज सेवा समिति, झुंझुनू, राजस्थान. प्रथम संस्करण 2014,p.7
  2. राजेन्द्र कसवा: धरती की बेटी (चन्द्रावती की जीवनी) - प्रकाशक: डॉ. घासीराम वर्मा समाज सेवा समिति, झुंझुनू, राजस्थान. प्रथम संस्करण 2014,p.16
  3. राजेन्द्र कसवा: धरती की बेटी (चन्द्रावती की जीवनी) - प्रकाशक: डॉ. घासीराम वर्मा समाज सेवा समिति, झुंझुनू, राजस्थान. प्रथम संस्करण 2014,p.7
  4. राजेन्द्र कसवा: धरती की बेटी (चन्द्रावती की जीवनी) - प्रकाशक: डॉ. घासीराम वर्मा समाज सेवा समिति, झुंझुनू, राजस्थान. प्रथम संस्करण 2014,p.27-28

Further Reading

  • राजेन्द्र कसवा: धरती की बेटी (चन्द्रावती की जीवनी) - प्रकाशक: डॉ. घासीराम वर्मा समाज सेवा समिति, झुंझुनू, राजस्थान. प्रथम संस्करण 2014 , मूल्य रु. 300/-

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