BIO-DATA OF SHRI RANDEEP SINGH SURJEWALA
Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala was born on June 3, 1967 at Chandigarh. He had his education at Narwana and Chandigarh where he did B. Com (Hons.), L.L.B. and M.A. (Political Science).
A lawyer by profession Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala had his political lesson early in age from his father. Mr. Shamsher Singh Surjewala, a former Haryana Minister. Mr. Randeep Singh Surjewala was first elected to the State Assembly from Narwana Assembly Constituency in 1996 and second time in the year 2005 by defeating the then Haryana Chief Minister, Om Prakash Chautala. At present, he is the working President of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (I). At present he is also the Governor of Nehru Youth Centre.
He was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister in the Cabinet headed by Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda on March 10, 2005 and given the portfolio of Transport and Parliamentary Affairs. Later on, he was also allocated the portfolio of Public Health. He is the youngest Minister in this Cabinet.
Keeping in view capabilities at the age of 17, he was appointed as the youngest General Secretary of Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress. He was also appointed as the Youngest Senator of the Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1992. He also remained a Member of the Faculty Consultative Committee in the Law Faculty. He was again the youngest member to the syndicate of Punjab University, Chandigarh from 1995-96 and member of Academic Council, Member of Joint Consultative Committee and Youth Affairs Committee of the Punjab University Chandigarh. He also served as Chairman of the Haryana Lawyers’ Forum from 1990-95. He has also attended the Commonwealth Lawyers’ Conference and SAARC Lawyers’ Conference.
The Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi had nominated him as the President of the Indian Youth Congress in March 2000 and he held this post till year February 2005. He was the first person from Haryana to become the Indian Youth Congress President. He is the first person from Haryana to hold this office. He is again the first to hold this office for five years.
Mrs. Sonia Gandhi had appointed him as Secretary of All Indian Congress Committee and Office In- charge of Uttar Pradesh affairs in August 2004. Therefore, Mr. Surjewala became the youngest member in the team headed by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. He was appointed as working President of Haryana. He is the youngest member in the team by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. Mr. Surjewala was appointed as working President of Haryana Congress Committee in December 2004. He is the Youngest person in the Country to hold this office.
He takes keen interest in redressing the grievances of the people and organizing constructive activities for youth. He likes trekking, camping, long walks, listening gazals and poetry.
He has been to a number of foreign countries including the USA, England, Canada, China, Taiwan, Hongkong, Philippines and Thailand. He also visited International Rice Research Institute, Phillipines.