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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