Jaskaur Meena

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Jaskaur Meena
Born 1947
Dausa District, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Politician, author

Jaskaur Meena (born 1947) is an Indian politician, a former Union minister of state in Government of India and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. She is currently in charge of the Scheduled tribes ST Morcha (wing) of the party at the national level.

Early life[edit]

She was born in 1947 in Dausa District in Rajasthan and studied MA and BEd at the University of Rajasthan. She served as a teacher and educational administrator in the Women and Child Development Department, Government of Rajasthan. She belongs to the community of Meenas in Rajasthan.

Positions held[edit]

  • 1999: Elected to 13th Lok Sabha (lower house) from Sawai Madhopur constituency.
  • 2003-2004: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development

Social activism[edit]

Jaskaur set up a Gramin Mahila Vidyapeeth (Rural Girls' University) in the village of Mainpura in Sawai Madhopur District in 1993 to educate girls in the district. The Vidyapeeth includes girls in grades 1 through 12. It was constructed with the active participation of 4,000 families.

Books published[edit]

  • Inhen Bhi Jaaniye - containing detailed description of national signs and symbols
  • Samay Ki Ret - a compilation of poems
  • Geet Sangrah - a collection of folk songs of Rajasthan recited on auspicious occasions
  • Mahila Ke Badhate Charan

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