RAJASEKHARAN, SHRI M. V., B.A., Cong., (Mysore—Kanakapura—1967): s. of Shri C. Veerasettaiah; b. at Maralavadi, September 12, 1928; ed. at Maharaja’s College, Mysore and University of Delhi; m. Shrimati Girija, March, 1959; 2 s. and 1 d.; Agriculturist; Member, Kanakapura Taluk Development Board Advisory Committee and Bangalore District Board Advisory Committee 1957—60; Member of various Agriculture and Community Development Committees of Mysore; Represented India in International students seminar held in Tokyo and Non-governmental organisations Conference held under U.N.O. in Colombo, 1956; Attended the Youth Leadership Training in Colombo. 1956; Member of the Indian Farm Leaders’ Delegations in U.S.A. and Japan, 1959; was Indian Delegate to the International Youth Conference held in New Delhi in 1961; Member of the Indian Liaison Committee of World Food and Agriculture Organisation, 1962—64; Director, Farmers Co-operative Cold Storage Society, 1962—67; Represented International Federation of Agricultural Producers in a Seminar on Farm Organisations organised by World Food and Agriculture Organisation in TOKYO, 1963; Member of the Indian delegation to “”WORLD YOUTH FORUM” Conference held in MOSCOW, 1964; Leader of the Indian delegation which went abroad to study Rural Youth Training Programmes in Netherlands, West Germany, Denmark, Finland, U.K. and Italy; Leader of the Indian delegation for the World Assembly of Youth, General Assembly Sessions held in TOKYO, 1966; Attended the Consultation meeting on leadership training for rural areas in developing countries held in Hague, 1967, Participated in Congress Movement and Independence Struggle working in the student Congress (1940—47); Participated in many student and cultural organisations and held important positions as President, Vice-President and Secretary of the various organisations, (1948—56); Member (i) Executive Committee, Bangalore (rural) D.C.C. and (ii) Executive Kanakapura Taluk Congress Committee. Convener, Bangalore Distt. Youth Congress 1958— 60; General Secretary, Mysore State Farmers’ Forum (1959—67); Editor, “MYSORE VYAVA-SAYA PATHRIKE” (1959—67); Vice-President, Young Farmers’ Association of Mysore State (1959—66); Editor, “YOUNG FARMER” (1962-67); Vice President , Young FARMER’ Association of India (1965-67); Member of the Standing Committee and Governing body of Bharath Krishik Samaj (Farmer Forum, India ), 1960 – 66; Chairman, India Assembly of Youth (1966 – 67) and Mysore State Young Farmers Association (1966 – 67); Convener, Mysore Pradesh Youth Congress since 1966.
Hobbies: Gardening and photography.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading and visit to rural areas.
Special interests: Agricultural Development and foreign affairs.
Sports and clubs: Member of Rotary Club.
Travels abroad: U.S.A., Japan, U.S.S.R., Netherlands, West Germany, Finland, U.K., Italy and Ceylon.
Permanent address: 34, Kanakapura Road, Basavangudi, Bangalore-4.