MOHINDER KAUR, SHRIMATI, Cong., (Punjab—Patiala—1967): d. of Sardar Harchand Singh Jaijee; b. at Ludhiana; Age, 45 years; ed. at Queen Mary’s College, Lahore; m. Maharaja Yadavindra Singh of Patiala, 1938; 2 s. and 2 d.; Helped in organising camps for refugees from West Pakistan, 1947 and worked for the recovery of abducted women in Pepsu, 1947—49; Chairman, Women’s Savings Campaign, Pepsu and Punjab, 1953—57 and Member, National Savings Central Advisory Board since 1953; Vice-Chairman, National Savings State Advisory Board, Punjab, since 1958; Chairman, State Social Welfare Advisory Board, PEPSU, 1954-55; Chairman, State Social Welfare Advisory Board, Punjab, 1957—60; Member, Central Social Welfare Board, incharge of Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, 1960—63, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, 1963—65; Member, (I) Indian Conference of Social Work, and (2) Indian Council of Child Welfare; Chairman, (1) Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh, 1959—61 and its President since then; (2) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Indian Section) since 1962 and (3) Indian Conference of Social Work (Punjab State Branch) since 1957; Vice-President, (1) Bharat Krishak Samaj Farmer’s Forum, India) 1962—67, (2) Association of Moral and Social Hygiene in India, 1963—65 and its President since then, (3) Indian Council for Mental Hygiene since 1966; President, World Agriculture Fair Memorial Farmers’ Welfare Trust since 1965; Trustee, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust since 1966; Zonal Coordinating Family Planning Education Leader in-charge of Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab area, 1964—67; Delegate to (1) Eighth Triennial Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World in Ceylon. 1957; (2) International Conferences on Social Work and Child Welfare in Tokyo, 1958 and (3) Conference of the Associated Country Women of the World in Edinburgh, 1959; attended (1) meeting on ”Method and Programme Planning in Agriculture and Home Economics Extension” organised by the International Agriculture Centre at Wageningen, Netherlands, 1960, (2) International Executive Committee Meeting of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in London, 1961, (3) 15th International Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on. ‘Total and Universal Disarmament Now” at Asilomar, California, 1962, (4) meeting of International Federation of Agricultural Producers at Dublin, 1963, (5) International Executive Committee meeting of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the WILPF International Seminar on the “Economic and Social Consequences of Disarmament and. Peace Research” at Brejdablik, Holte, Denmark, 1963, (6) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Executive Committee meeting at Paris, 1964; (7) Executive Committee meeting and the 50th Anniversary Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom on the Theme “World Without War” at the Hague, Holland, 1965 and (8) International Seminar on ”Woman in Family, Public and Professional Life” organised by the German Foundation for developing countries at Berlin, West Germany, 1965; Member, Rajya Sabha, 1964—67.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading, Hiking and Sports.
Special interests: Social welfare.
Travels abroad: England, Scotland, Ireland, Ceylon, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Denmark, U.S.A., Netherlands, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Egypt, Germany and Hong Kong.
Permanent address: Motibagh Palace, Patiala.