Nand Kumar Sai
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|Nand Kumar Sai|
|Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Tribes|
28 February 2017
|Preceded by||Rameshwar Oraon|
1 January 1946 |
|Children||3 sons and 4 daughters|
|As of 25 September, 2006
Nand Kumar Sai (born 1 January 1946) is an Indian politician from Chhattisgarh state. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. Currently[when?] he is a member of parliament Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh. From 2000-2003 he was the leader of the opposition in the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India from 2004–2009 and represented the Surguja constituency of Chhattisgarh.
Nand Kumar Sai was born in the small village of Bhagora in the Jashpur district of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. His father was Likhan Sai and his mother was Rupani Devi. He was born into a family of farmers and went on to secure a master's degree in Political Science from the N.E.S. College formerly Ravishankar University.
Since student life, deeply moved by the economic plight of Adivasies due to the consumption of liquor and dissuaded them from consumption of liquor, he even went to the extent of giving up the consumption of salt in his food since 1970 to dissuade them from consumption of liquor. He served as the President of: (i) N.E.S. College Student's Union from 1972 to 1973 (ii) B.J.P. District Raigarh from 1980 to 1982 (iii) B.J.P. Madhya Pradesh from 1989 (iv) B.J.P. Chhattisgarh from 2003 to 2004. He also served as the General Secretary B.J.P. Madhya Pradesh from 1986 to 1988. He was the Executive Member B.J.P. Madhya Pradesh since 1988. He was the member of National Council of B.J.P. from 1989 to 1991 and National Executive of B.J.P.
1977-79 and 1985-89: Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms) 1977-78 and 1986-88: Member, Privileges Committee, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1978-79: Chairman, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1988-89: Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1989-1991: Member, Ninth Lok Sabha Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes 1990-91: Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs 1996-97: Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha (second term) 2000-2004: Member, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly 2004-2009: Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha (third term)- Member, Committee on Private Members Bills and Resolutions Member, Committee on Energy 2004, Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Aug. 2009: Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2010: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha. Aug. 2010 - May 2014 and Sept. 2014 onward: Member, Committee on Coal and Steel Aug. 2010 - May 2014 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development May 2012 - May 2014 and Aug. 2014 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Sept. 2014 onward: Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table. On 28 February 2017, Nand Kumar Sai assumed charge as chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.
Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Associated with social and cultural activities from student days; promotion of education, Hindi and Sanskrit Literature; filed a writ in Supreme Court in protest against excluding Sanskrit language from Indian education system, wherein the Supreme Court in its decision held the need to study Sanskrit, struggle against exploitation of and atrocities on Scheduled Tribes etc.; movement against illegal liquor shops and consumption of liquor by tribal since 1975; devised a special plan for removal of poverty in rural India; reading poems, heroic tales and cultural heritage; grooming people who are honest and striving for the establishment of truth.
Sports, Clubs, Favorite Pastimes and Recreation
Kabaddi, football and wrestling; promotion of games and sports activities in rural areas; folk music; supporting the persons who have serious concern for the critical state of human values and fight against their degradation; encouraging intellectuals to safeguard our culture.