MLA ROURKELA CONSTITUENCY
DATE OF BIRTH:25/01/2023
PARENT:Late Shri Narendra Nath Mohapatra
SPOUSE'S NAME:Smt.Radha Devi Mohapatra
FAVOURITE PASTIME:ReadingWriting and Public speeches.
SPECIAL INTEREST:Dabates and Foreign Affairs.
COUNTRY VISITED:EuropeU.S.A.AfricaMiddle East and Arab countriesKoreaJapan(several times)ChinnaArgentinaNicarguaTunisiaVenzuala and Latin and Central America.
PERNAMENT ADDRESS:Nurpur RoadP.O.-BalasoreOrissa.
OTHER INFORMATION:Student LeaderTeacherLecturerResearch ScholarJournalistWriterVisiting Professor and Trade Unionist; has been taking keen interest in social and cultural activities;participated in the Quit India Movement1942 and political agitations against the British Rule1942-47was arrested and imprisoned in 1946 and 1951 for students agitations;organised (i) movement for merger of outlying Oriya tracts and was jailed and (ii) many All India literarycultural and music conventions; worked for cultural harmony between Orissa and West Bengal; leader of students movement in Orissa and later in Calcutta University and International debates;Joined Damodar Valley Corporation as Assistant Information Officer in 1957 and later served as the Head of its Information Department1959-63; was (i) Head of Publicity Department of National Council for Safety in MinesGovernment of India (ii)PublicityAdvertising and Audio-Visual Adviser and (iii) Consultant to some publicity firms and statutory bodies specialising in media and foreign affairs; Chief Patron of many friendship societies with foreign countries;President and Secretary of many Trade Union Organisations in Calcutta OrissaBombay and Delhi;President (i) INTUC led Labour Union of Rourkela Steel Plant (ii) Embassy Workers Union (iii) Indo-Iraq (iv) Indo-Bangladesh and many Arab and African and Latin American Countries (v) Indo-Tunisia (vi) Indo-Argentina (vii) Indo-Afro Asia Friendship Associations (viii) India-Nicaragua Friendship Society and (ix) many All India Cultural Bodies; Deputy President All India Forum for Socialist Action (AICC); General Secretaryl (i) Students Federation of IndiaOrissa State (ii) Utkal Pradesh Congress Committee (iii) India China Society in India and (iv) All India Congress (i)1980-82; Founder SecretaryIndo-American Friendship Association1955;Secretary(i) Utkal Mining Industrial Association and (ii) Many Trade Union Organisation; Chief Editor(i)Planning1954-55 (ii)`ASANTAKALI` largest circulated leterary monthly and (iii) `Sramik Journalists in Oriya; Editorl (i) Weekly `Tea News` and (ii)English dailies; Correspondent`Samaj` Orissa`s leading daily a 1946; Executive OfficerAssam Bengal Tea Planters Association;Member (i) AICC (ii) various Governmetn Committee (iii) Lok Sabha1971-76 and (iv) Committee on Government AssurancesRajya Sabha1981-82;visiting Lectures to foreign educational inistitutionssSocieties and Universities;visited (i) Europe and USA as emissary of all India Congress committee(I) in 1978-79 (ii) EuropeUSAAfricaMiddle EastArab countriesKorea several times (iii)Japan in 1982 as guest of the Japan Foreign Ministry to discuss problems of mutual interest (iv) Russia and East European countries (v) China to discuss with chinese leadership outstanding issues (vi) Argentina as guest of Argentian Government to deliver speeches in Universities (vii) Washington to lecture in "Wooddrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars" and "Centre for strategic and International Studies in George Town Universities (viii) Nicaragua as guest of the Government and Organised a Medical Mission from India to Nicaragua and (ix) Venezuala and met Foreign Policy Experts;awarded(i) highest civil Honour by the Argentina Government for work on International Understanding (1983) (ii) Hon
Diploma by Argentina Council for Foreign Relations (1983) and (iii) Visiting ProfessorJamia Millia; has proficiency in six languages; elected to the Rajya Sabha in July1980
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