A to Z about GHULAM NABI AZAD
A- Active as Minister of Health and Family Welfare in the Past.
B-Born in Bhaderwah, Dictrict Doda (Jammu and Kashmir)
C-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from November 2005 to July 2008
D- Date of Birth-March 7, 1949
E- Education from Government Degree College Bhadarwah; University of Jammu; Kashmir
F-First Political assignment was the Block Congress Committee Secretaryin Bahlesa District , Doda in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda District, his native place.
G- General Secretary of AICC for consecutively nine times as a record
H- He was elected to the Eighth Lok Sabha in 1984
I- Indian National Congress Member.
J- Jammu and KAshmir Bhoodan Committee leader
K- Known nation wide for his Organistional Skills
L- Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha
M- Mother’s name- Shrimati Basa Begum
N- Native Place- Bhadarwah, District Doda
O- Outstanding N.C.C. Cadet in Government Degree College,Bhadarwah, G.G.M. Science, College and S.P. College, Srinagar
P- President of All India Youth Committee in 1980, as the first from the Minority Community.
Q- Qualifications- M.Sc. in Zoology
R- Rajya Sabha Member from 1990
S- Served as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare
T- Took charge of Parliamentary affairs and Civil Aviation Ministries
U-Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 1985-89 Member;Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs May 1986 – Oct. 1986;Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Oct. 1986 – Sept. 1987 ; Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies April 1990 ;Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Jan. 1993 – May 1996 Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Dec. 1995 – May 1996 Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Civil Aviation and Tourism
V- Visited Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., Russia, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, U.S.A., Australia, Luxembourg, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Romania, Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, North Korea, South Korea, Iran, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Turkey
W- Wife- Shrimati Shameen Dev Azad, a well known Kashmiri Singer
X-Ghulam Nabi Azad’s eXpertise has made him work towards his mission of launching an Urban Health Mission to serve slum people and it was under his aegis that India recieved the tag of ‘Polio Free’ from WHO. He has recently launched the 4th phase of the program with an objective of ‘reducing stigma and discrimination against HIV infected and affected persons.
Y- Youth Congress Delegation to Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Russia, 1980-82,
Z- aZad’s political Career has steered successive Congress governments to victory and he often considered as the ‘crisis manager’ of the Congress Party.