Indira Ranamagar

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Indira Rana Magar
इन्दिरा राना मगर
Indira Ranamagar at Pratinidhi Sabha
Deputy Speaker of the Pratinidhi Sabha
Assumed office
21 January 2023
PresidentBidhya Devi Bhandari
Ram Chandra Poudel
Prime MinisterPushpa Kamal Dahal
SpeakerDev Raj Ghimire
Preceded byPushpa Bhusal Gautam
Member of Parliament, Pratinidhi Sabha
Assumed office
22 December 2022
PresidentBidhya Devi Bhandari
ConstituencyParty List (RSP)
Personal details
Born (1970-07-02) 2 July 1970 (age 53)[1]
Political partyRastriya Swatantra Party
OccupationSocial Worker, Politician

Indira Ranamagar (Nepali: इन्दिरा रानामगर) is a Nepalese politician and social worker, currently serving as the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nepal as of 21 January 2023.[2] In 2022, she was elected to the 2nd Federal Parliament of Nepal from the Rastriya Swatantra Party based on proportional representation category.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Ranamagar was born in 2 July 1970 (18 Ashad 2027 BS) at Deuniabasti, Jhapa in eastern Nepal.[1] Upto the age of ten, she had to struggle for her early schooling, however she managed to get admission later and graduated from a local school. After the graduation, she worked as a teacher and eventually moved to Kathmandu. There she got influenced by the works of Parijat on the rights of political prisoners. Ranamagar joined Parijat's movement and got acquainted with the Nepalese justice system and the poor conditions in prisons. [5]

Work with Prisoners Assistance Nepal[edit]

Ranamagar founded a non-profit organization Prisoners Assistance Nepal in 2000 which assists the children of parents serving sentence in jails.[5] The organization has constructed four children's homes, two schools, and implemented social projects aimed to help prisoners and their children.[6][7][8]

Political career[edit]

Indira Ranamagar was nominated as a Member of 2nd Federal Parliament of Nepal from Indigenous peoples category by Rastriya Swatantra Party, following the 2022 Nepalese general election.[4]

Indira Ranamagar was elected as the third Deputy Speaker of the Parliament on January 21, 2023. She received a total of 166 votes out of the 264 members present in the House.[2] hhhƘ Indira Ranamagar (Barcelona 2019).jpg|thumb|Indira Ranamagar (Barcelona 2 019)

Indira Ranamagar (Barcelona 2019)

Awards and recognitions[edit]

For her work, Ranamagar has been recognized by various national and international organizations. Some of the major awards she received are:


  1. ^ a b "इन्दिरा रानामगर : बालबालिकाको अभिभावकदेखि उपसभामुखसम्म". Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Indira Rana Magar elected House deputy Speaker". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  3. ^ "RSP's PR Candidate Indira Rana Magar". Rastriya Swatantra Party Official Site. 10 December 2022.
  4. ^ a b "RSP thrashes out 13 PR lawmakers (With names)". Nepal Khabar English News. 10 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "About Indira Rana Magar". Indira Rana Magar Official Site. 10 December 2022.
  6. ^ a b "- कान्तिपुर समाचार" (in Nepali). Archived from the original on 30 August 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  7. ^ समाचार, राज्यसत्ता. "विश्वकै ठूलो पुरस्कार इन्दिराकै मुखैमा". Rajyasatta. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Indira Rana Magar - World's Children's Prize". Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Home - World's Children's Prize". Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  10. ^ "BBC 100 Women: Who is on the list?". BBC News. 1 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2018.