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Margaret ALVA

member of the Rajya Sabha

Margaret ALVA, Indian Member of the Rajya Sabha.


ALVA, Margaret was born on April 14, 1942 in Mangalore. Daughter of P.A. Nazareth and Elizabeth Nazareth.


Bachelor of Arts; BL.


General Secretary, All India Catholic University Federation, 1961. Joint Secretary, Government Law College Students’ Union, 1964. State Convenor, Congress Women’s Front, 197273.

Member, Rajya Sabhya, since 1974. Member, Indian Delegation to United Nations Conference, Mexico, 1975. Convenor, Congress Party Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, 1975-1976.

Member, AllIndia Congress Committee. Member, CPP Executive, 1975-1976. President, Delhi Young Women’s Christian Association, 1975-1978.

Member, United Nations General Assembly, 1976. Member, Central Youth Advisory Board, 1976. Member, General Council of ICCR.

Joint Secretary, All-India Congress Committee, 1976-1977. Member, International Federation of Women Lawyers. Member, National Children's Board, 1977-1978.

Member, National Adult Education Board, 1978-1979. General Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, 1978-1980. Convenor, Mahila Congress, 1983-1988.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, 1985. Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sports and Child Development, Govt, of India, 1985-1989. President, World Women Parliamentarians for Peace, 1986-1987.

Professional career: former lawyer, Supreme Court.


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P.A. Nazareth

Elizabeth Nazareth

Niranjan Alva