Support Margaret Alva as 1st woman vice-president of India ...
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Dear Mr.Sitaram Yechury,
Knowing full well your stature and clout amongst various political parties, we the undersigned seek your active assistance to initiate the idea of proposing a woman candidate, Smt. Margaret Alva for the post of Vice -President of India. We are independent women activists and propose Smt. Alva, a seasoned Parliamentarian with a clean record as a lawyer, an MP, Minister and Governor of four States.for this responsible post.
There has not been a woman or a Christian in this post since independence. Mrs. Alva as a lawyer, a
Brilliant orator, speaking five languages, widely travelled in India and abroad. She can bring dignity and honor to this position. She has served four terms in the Rajya Sabha, one in the Lok Sabha, presided over both Houses of Parliament, as well as the Joint Session in Central Hall.
She comes from an illustrious family, -her Parents in law Jochim and Violet Alva, were lawyers, freedom
Fighters and the first couple in Parliament. Mrs.Violet Alva was a Minister in Pandit Nehru's ministry
and later became the first Presiding Officer of the Indian Parliament as Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha.
Mrs.Margaret Alva has participated in many international conferences representing The country, including the UN Generable Assembly twice. She also chaired several Committees at home and abroad
and served as Advisor to the Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and training for 5 years.
We believe, she is the most suitable candidate to be India's first Woman Vice-President and Chairperson
Of the Rajya Sabha, and so seek your support and positive response to our request. We are confident that both Parliamentarians including the Prime Minister will not ignore your initiative. With fervent hope, we eagerly look forward to your considered help.
With very warm regards,.
Dr. Mohini Giri-ex-Chair NCW & Guild of Service. Tel: 4101-3416
Dr. Syeda Hameed, ex-planning Commission member m) 9810118987
Dr.Padma Seth ex-Member/Advisor NCW M)9810483757
Dr.Aparna Basu Scientist Emeritus NPL. M) 9899090871
Dr.Reena Ramachandran-industry. M)9810135468
Dr.Urmil Sharma Emeritus-consultant Apollo hospital M) 9810068815
Dr. Rajni Raman Agricultural scientist -IARI-CSIR M) 9818709160
Dr.Vandana Shiva- Environmentalist M) 9811599003
Dr.Shanno Khurana-classical Musicion M) 9873298650
Dr. Rajini Kumar. Educationist-Springdales M) 9810628211
Ms.Rakesh Dhawan President AIWC. M) 09837055505
Dr. Mira Shiva -Medical Research M) 9810582028
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