SP's Military Yearbook

SP's Military Yearbook

SP Guide Publications' first and rather flagship publication, the Military Yearbook was launched in 1965 and rechristened as SP's Military Yearbook in 1992, as a tribute to the Founder Editor Shri S.P. Baranwal who founded the company in 1964.

Today the Yearbook is regarded and termed as Bible of information on the armed forces in the context of entire Asia and the defence industry world over.

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WHO’S WHO IN INDIA

 

M. Venkaiah Naidu
Vice President

Name: Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
Mother’s Name: Late Shrimati Ramanamma
Father’s Name: Late Shri Rangaiah Naidu
Spouse’s Name: Shrimati Muppavarapu Usha
Date of Birth: 1 July 1949
Place of Birth: Chavatapalem, SPSR Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
Children: One Son and One daughter
Educational Qualifications: B.A., B.L. (Educated at V.R. High School, Nellore; V.R. College, Nellore and Law College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam)
Profession: Agriculturist/Farmer, Political and Social worker
Present Address: Vice-President’s House, 6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi – 110 011
Telephone – 011-23016422, 23016344
E-mail: vpindia@nic.in

Positions Held :

  • 1971 : President, Students’ Union, V.R. College, Nellore;
  • 1973-74 : President, Students Union, Andhra University Colleges;
  • 1974 :Convener, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Kshatra Sangharsh Samiti of Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1977-80 : President, Youth Wing of Janata Party, Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1978-83 & 1983-85 : Member, Legislative Assembly, Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1980-83 : Vice-President, Youth Wing of All India B.J.P.;
  • 1980-85 : Leader, B.J.P. Legislature Party in Andhra Pradesh;
  • 1985-88 : General Secretary, Andhra Pradesh State B.J.P.;
  • 1988-93 : President, Andhra Pradesh State Unit of B.J.P.;
  • 1993-2000 : General Secretary, All India B.J.P.;
  • 1996-2000 : Secretary (i) BJP Parliamentary Board, & (ii) BJP Central Election Committee, and (iii) Spokesperson, BJP;
  • April 1998 : Elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (1st term);
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on Home Affairs and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture;
  • 1998 – 2001 & 2005 – 2013 : Member, Tobacco Board;
  • 1999 – 2000 : Member, Committee on Finance;
  • Jan 2000 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Rural Development;
  • 2000 (Sept) –2002 (June) : Minister of Rural Development, Government of India;
  • 2002 (July) – 2004 (Oct) : National President, B.J.P.;
  • 2004 (Jan) – 2004 (Feb) : Member, Committee on External Affairs;
  • June 2004 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka (2nd term);
  • 2004 – 06 : Member, Standing Committee on Finance;
  • 2005 : Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution ;
  • 2006 – 2008 : Chairman, Committee on Petitions (Rajya Sabha);
  • 2006 onwards Member, (i) BJP Parliamentary Board, and (ii) BJP Central Election Committee ;
  • 2008 – 2014 : Chairman, Committee on Home Affairs (Rajya Sabha);
  • June 2010 : Re-elected to Rajya Sabha in June, 2010 from Karnataka (3rd term);
  • 2011 (Dec) – 2014 (May) : Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management;
  • 26 May 2014 – 5 July, 2016: Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs;
  • June, 2016 – Re-elected to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan (4th term);
  • 6th July, 2016-17th July, 2017 :Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information and Broadcasting;
  • 11th August, 2017 onwards: Vice President of India and Ex-officio Chairman, Rajya Sabha;

Other interests:

  • Agriculture, social work and writing articles in newspapers on the subjects of political and public interest; motivating voluntary organizations and involving and guiding constructive works in the fields of agriculture, health, animal care, vocational training, education etc.

Hobbies:

  • Reading, Educating and motivating people

Countries visited:

  • U.S.A., U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Mauritius, Maldives, Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, Egypt and Germany.

Other Information:

  • Chairman, Students’ Union at College and also in University;
  • Imprisoned under MISA during the emergency, 1975-77;