BIO PROFILE OF GOVERNOR OF GUJARAT
: Dr. Smt. Kamla, Governor of Gujarat.
of Birth :
12th January, 1927.
of Birth :
Gorir, Ta. Khetri, Dist. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
: M.A. (History) from Maharaja College, Jaipur and
Political Science, and History) from Banasthali Vidhyapith, Tonk,
: Prior to
assuming Office as the Governor of Gujarat, held the Office of the Governor of
Tripura. Being a prominent freedom
fighter from the then princely State of Jaipur and a Senior Congress Leader,
during the long political career, held the positions of Minister of
State, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
At the age of 27, in 1954 became the First Woman Minister (Health,
Education and Public Works) in Rajasthan. During
1962 to 1967 being a State Minister held various portfolios such as Education,
Agriculture, Health, Finance, Relief, Food, Animal Husbandry and Public
Undertakings. During 1972 to
1977, remained the Minister of State for Home, Industries, Mines, Social
Welfare, Health, General Administration, Personnel and Economics and Statistics
Departments. During 1980 to 1990 being the Cabinet Minister, held the portfolios
of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, Revenue, Irrigation,
Rajasthan Canal (Indira Gandhi Canal), Colonization, Canal Area Development,
Ground Water, Energy, Urban Development, Sanskrit, Ayurved, Language, Technical
Education, Election, Integrated Rural Development, Art and Culture, Tourism,
Special Schemes, Soldier Welfare, Sheep and Wool as well as Forest Departments.
In 2003, assumed the Office of the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan,
and then became the Governor of
Tripua. Now the Governor of Gujarat
since 27th November, 2009.
Was Member of (1) Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, (2) All India
Congress Committee, (3) Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Executive Committee, (4)
Rajasthan Pradesh Election Committee, and
(5) Jaipur Rural District Congress Executive Committee.
Was Chairman of Election Campaign Committee; President of Rajasthan
Pradesh Mahila Congress; Joint
Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress; and
Convener, Rajasthan Pradesh Committee Sadbhavna Yatra Publicity Sub-Committee.
At the tender age of eleven, joined the Indian Freedom Struggle;
participated in the voluntary team of girls known as "Captain of
Girls" from Banasthali Vidhyapith during the first Session of the "Praja
Mandal" held in 1938. Trained
the Team of Students of Maharaja College of Jaipur, who gave its best
performance at the First Session of Congress held in Jaipur in 1948 after
independence, which was impressed by the Prominent Leaders of Congress including
Pandit Nehru. Got the honour as the Best Co-operator of the country for the best
contribution in the Co-Operative field. Participated
in the International Co-Operative Congress held in Moscow in 1980.
On 28th January, 2001, bestowed with the degree of Vachaspati D.
Lit" by the Lal Bahadoor Shastri Sanskrit Vidhyapith in New Delhi for
contribution in the language of Sanskrit. Honored
with the Award of "Woman of the Year 2001' by the American Biographical
Governor of Gujarat, Raj Bhavan, Gandhinagar -382 010, Gujarat, India.