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Balwant Singh Ramoowalia

Mr. Ramoowalia got his M.A. (Economics), B.Ed., LL.B. from Uttar Pradesh. He was born on March 15, 1942 at Village Bopa Rai Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He got his education from (i) D.M. College, Moga, (ii) Government College, Ludhiana and (iii) Meerut University.

He was President,(i) All India Sikh Students' Federation, 1968-72 and (ii) Punjabi Bhalai Manch ; General Secretary, S.F.I., 1963-64; Propaganda Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, 1975-77 and 1980-82; Secretary General, Shiromani Akali Dal, 1985-87; Leader, Akali Dal Group, 8th Lok Sabha; Member, (i) Senate Punjabi University, Patiala, 1978-80, (ii) Syndicate, Punjabi University, Patiala since 1996, (iii) Board of Indian Airlines, 1991-93, (iv) 6th and 8th Lok Sabhas, (v) Public Accounts Committee, 1987-88, (vi) Estimates Committee,1986-87, (vii) Committee on Public Undertakings,1988-89, (viii) Business Advisory Committee,1978-79, (ix) Committee on Petitions,1978-79, (x) Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Industry, 1985-89, (xi) Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs, 1978-79 and (xii) Committee on Labour and Welfare; previously associated with Shiromani Akali Dal; Union Minister of Welfare,1996-98; elected to the Rajya Sabha in November, 1996.

  • Clubs: Chief Patron, International Punjabi Society; President, Shiromani Punjabi Sabha; Member, India International Centre.
  • Travels abroad: U.K., U.S.A., Russia, Canada Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Iraq, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Japan and Philippines.
  • Accomplishment in arts and science: Awarded "Secular Punjabi of the Globe" by the Indo-Canadian Association, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Publications: Punjab Di Dhaun Utte Talwar.

He is president of Lok Bhalai Party and a former government minister. Now he is president of Lok Bhalai Party.


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Lok Bhalai Party President Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, a former government minister and former secretary general of the Akali Dal