SAVITRI SHYAM, SHRIMATI, M.A., LL.B., (Cong.) Uttar Pradesh-Aonla—1971, Daughter of Shri Har Prasad; b. at Muzaffarnagar, May 2, 1918; ed. at Agra University and Lucknow University; m. Shri Shyam Sundar, February 17, 1939; 2 s.; Political Worker, freedom Fighter and journalist; took, active part in the freedom movement of 1942; Correspondent at Bareilly (1940—47) of Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Leader, Allahabad, Searchlight, Patna, Associated Press of India and National Herald, Lucknow; Chairman, (since 1959) Administrative Board, constituted under U.P. Women’s and Children’s Institutions (Control) Act, 1956; Director, Cooperative Wholesale Central Consumers’ Store, Bareilly (1963—66); Member, (i) U.P. Council of Social Welfare since 1961, (2) U.P. Ophtralmic Advisory Council since 1962, (3) Shri Badrinath Kedarnath Temples Committee since 1964, (4) Board of Management, U.P. Agricultural University, Pantnagar, Nainital since 1965, (5) Zila Parishad, Bareilly, (6) Zonal Advisory Board, Central Zone, Life Insurance Corporation of India, 1963—66, (7) Board of Release of Prisoners on Ticket of Leave, 1962—66, (8) Regional Transport Authority, Rohilkhand Region, 1960—63, (9) Transport Advisory Committee, Rohilkhand Region, 1960—63, (10) Board of High School and Intermediate Education, U.P. 1960—63, (11) T.B. Sanitarium Advisory Committee, Bhowali, 1955—62, (12) U.P. State Prohibition Board, 1957—62, (13) Central Prohibition Committee, Government of India, 1960-61, (14) U.P. Nurses and Midwives Council, 1956— 60, (15) U.P. State Committee for Evaluation of Social Welfare Projects, 1959-60, (16) U.P. State Committee for Evaluatvon and on Public Participation on Community Development Projects, 1958-59, (17) U.P. Congress Committee, since 1958, (18) All India Congress Committee, 1958—60, (19) U.P. Legislative Council, 1955—67 and (20) Executive Committee, U.P. Congress Legislature Party; Whip, U.P. Congress Legislature Party; was on the panel of Chairmen of U.P. Legislative Council, 1960—67; Member, (i) Fourth Lok Sabha 1967—70, (ii) Committee on Government Assurances; (iii) Public Accounts Committee, (iv) Catering Advisory Committee, Central Railway, (v) Telephone Advisory Committee, Lucknow, (vi) National Council for Women’s Education and (vii) Central Small Savings Advisory Board; Member, Joint Committee, (i) Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Bill, 1967, (ii) Contempt of Court Bill, (iii) Code of Civil Procedure Bill, (iv) Law of Torts Bill, (v) Advocates (Amendment) Bill and (vi) Judges (Commission of Enquiry) Bill.
Social activities.—President, Bharat Scouts and Guides District Association, Lucknow; Chairman, Research Section of Indian Bureau of Child Welfare and Research, U.P.; President and Secretary of a large number of Institutions; Secretary, U.P. State Information Committee of Bharat Sevak Samaj, 1956—58; Joint Secretary, Kasturba Gandhi National Trust, Bareilly Branch, 1945—47; Member, (i) Dufferin Hospital Fund Committee, Bareilly (1940—42), (ii) Revising Board of Prisoners, Rohilkhand Division, (iii) Rural Development Association, Bareilly; non-official visitor to District Jail, Central Jail and Juvenile Jail, Bareilly; Vice-President, Mehtar Sudhar Union, Bareilly, 1942—44; Member, (i) Municipal Education and Health Committees, Bareilly, 1945-46, (ii) State Board of U.P. Bharat Sevak Samaj, (iii) Executive Committee of U.P. Bharat Scouts and Guides and (iv) State Emergency Council of U.P. Bharat Scouts and Guides and Executive Committee, of U.P. Mahila Sahayak Sangh.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading and public service.
Special interests.—Politics, education, agriculture, economic justice, prohibition and khadi.
Publications.—’Political Life of Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant”.
Travels abroad.—USSR, Afghanistan, Iran, U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Beirut.
Permanent address.—5, Darulshafa, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.