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Biography for Shiela Dikshit

First Name: Shiela
Last Name: Dikshit
Title: Chief Minister of Dehli
Country: India
Date of Birth: 31/03/1938
Place of Birth: Kapurthala district of Punjab
Family: She was married into the family of Shri Umashankar Dikshit, noted freedom fighter and a former Governor and Union Cabinet Minister. Her late husband Shri Vinod Dikshit was a widely respected member of the Indian Administrative Service.
Spouses: Shri Vinod Dikshit (dead)
Children: One son and one daughte:, Sandeep and Latika.
Education: Master of Arts degree the Delhi UniversityCompleted her college from Miranda House Did her initial studies at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in DelhiSource: Upportal 
Interests: Smt. Sheila Dikshit has championed the cause of women at various fora and in various capacities. She has also been a leading figure in the movement for granting of equal rights to women. She represented India on the U.N. Commission on Status of Women for five years (1984 - 89). In Uttar Pradesh, she along with her 82 colleagues were jailed in August 1990 for 23 days by the state government when she led a people's movement against the atrocities being committed on women. Electrified by this, lakhs of citizens all over UP joined the movement and coured arrest. Earlier, in the early 1970's, she was chairperson of the Young Women's Association and was instrumental in the setting up two of most successful hostels for working women in Delhi.She is also the Secretary of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. The trust has come to play a leading role in promotion of international understanding. It presents the Indira Gandhi Award for Peace, Disarmament and Development and Organises conferences on issues of the global concern. Under his aegis an Environmental Center has been setup at the trust.She has been especially intrested in the promotion of handicrafts and rural artisans all over the country. Promotion of the folk theatre has been one of her abiding commitments over the years . Between 1978 to 1984, in her capacity as the executive secretary of the Garment Exporter's Association, she played a leading role in taking garments exports to unprecedented levels.
CV: 03/12/1998 - Chief Minister of the Govt. of NCT  of Delhi  She is the second woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She represents Gole Market Constituency in the Assembly.1998: President of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, she led her party to a victory in the Assembly elections in 1998.1986-1989 Minister in the Union Government, first as the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and later as a Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office. 1984-1989 Represented Kannauj Parliamentary Constituency of Uttar Pradesh. As a member of Parliament, she served on the Estimates Committee of Lok Sabha. She also Chaired the Implementation Committee for Commemoration of Forty Years of India's Independence and Jawaharlal Nehru centenary. Source: Dehli Govt. &  Upportal
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