Sumitra Mahajan was born on April 12, 1943 to a Chitpavan Brahmin family in Chiplun, Maharashtra to Usha and Purushottam Neelkanth Sathe. She holds Masters and Bachelors of Laws from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, formerly Indore University. Sumitra maintained a clean record in her political career and was known as a leader of simplicity and honesty. She did many development projects in Indore during his tenure as minister. She has made many public speeches and lectures on the teachings of Mahabharata and Geeta, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar.
Political Career of Sumitra Mahajan
Sumitra was the Chairman of the Indore Municipal Corporation from 1982 to 1985 and the Deputy Chairman of the Indore Municipal Corporation from 1984 to 1985. In 1989, she was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha for the first time. From 1990 to 1991, she was an advisory member of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the President of the Mahila Morcha, the women’s wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh.
She was re-elected to the 10th Lok Sabha for a second term in 1991. He was also a member of the Joint Committee on the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act from 1991 to 1992, a member of the Joint Committee on Prenatal Research Procedures (Law and Prevention of Legal Misconduct – 1991) from 1991 to 1993 and a member of the Advisory Committee.
Ministry of Communications from 1991 to 1996. In 1992, he was elected the state vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh which he held until 1994. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the BJP Congress Secretary and Madhya Pradesh Congress President. In 1996, She was re-elected to the 11th Lok Sabha for a third term and in 1997 he became a member of the Public Accounts Committee. In 1998, he was elected general secretary of the BJP and was re-elected to the 12th Lok Sabha for a fourth term.
Sumitra Mahajan Carrer
During 1998-1999, he held various positions including the Chairman of the Drug Administration Division under the Resources Development Committee, Member of the Resources Development Committee and the Sub-Committee-I Committee on Value-Based Education, who group of joint. The Committee on Empowerment of Women and its Committee on Women Law and Criminal Law, Member of the Committee on Community Development Programs of Parliament (MPLAD), Member of the Advisory Committee under the Ministry of Human Resources Development and member of the College of Directors. In 1999, he was re-elected to the 13th Lok Sabha for a fifth term. He served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development from 1999 to 2002,
Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology from 2002 to 2003 and Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. from 2003 to 2004. He was re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha for a sixth term in 2004. From 2004 to 2009, he was a member of the Budget Committee and chairman of the Committee on Justice and Empowerment. In 2005, he was a Prabhari of Mahila Morcha and a member of the Civil Aviation Advisory Committee. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Justice and Development from 2007 to 2009. He was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha for the seventh term in 2009. In 2009, She was also a member of the executive committee, chairman of the Development Committee on Home Affairs and member of the Women’s Empowerment Committee. He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha for an eighth term in 2014 and was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha in which he served until June 17, 2019.
Interesting facts about Sumitra Mahajan
Sumitra Mahajan is the second woman after Meira Kumar to be elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha. She first contested and won the Lok Sabha elections in 1989, defeating former Prime Minister and Congress leader Prakash Chandra Sethi. She has the distinction of being the only woman MP to be elected eight consecutive times by the same Speaker of the Lok Sabha. She participated in discussions, gave lectures and lectures on Mahabharata and Geeta, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar.
She is the Past President of Marathi Academy, Madhya Pradesh and Chairman of Ahilya Utsav Committee, Indore and Contemporary Study Centre, Indore. She proposed and moderated the First National Conference of Women Legislators and the First National Conference of Women Legislators in New Delhi in March 2018.
Sumitra Mahajan awarded Padma Bhushan
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan received the Padma Bhushan from President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan o.
Senior politician Mahajan was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and represented the Indore constituency of Madhya Pradesh from 1989 to 2019.
Padma Bhushan is the third highest honor in the country, preceded by Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan and followed by Padma Shri. The Padma Awards are one of India’s highest civilian honors and are announced every year on the eve of Republic Day.