SHARMA, SHRI PRATAP BHANU, B.E., (Mech.) [Congress, (I)-Madhya Pradesh, Vidisha, 1984] s. of late Shri Krishna Gopal; b. at Vidisha, March 3, 1947; ed. at Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha; m. Smt. Renu Sharma, July 12, 1967; 1 s. and 1 d.; Engineer and Industrialist; President, (i) Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress, 1975-76, (ii) District Small Scale Industries Organisation, 1975-80 and (iii) District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1978-80, Chairman, (i) Madhya Pradesh Lahu-Udyog Engineers Association, 1975-80 and (ii) Small Industries Development Society, 1980; Member, (i) State Level Steering Committee of National Rural Employment Programme, (ii) Madhya Pradesh Youth Welfare Board and (iii) Newsprint Advisory Committee, New Delhi, 1981-84; Member, (ii) Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84, (ii) Committee on Public Undertakings, 1982-84 and (i) Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence, 1980-84.
Social activities: Implementing Rural Development Programme, specially transfer of technology for rural uses and to help weaker sections; assisting unemployed youth and young entrepreneurs for promoting self-employment schemes and industries.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Photography and reading of newspapers and magazines.
Special interests: Automobile, electronics and telecommunication engineering and its applied uses; development of small-scale industries; development of science and technology.
Sports and clubs: Hockey, Cricket and Table-Tennis.
Travels abroad: U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia (to participate in the World Peace Conference, June, 1983).
Permanent address: 79, Shri Ram Nagar, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh.