Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who is currently serving in the second Narendra Modi government as Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Shipping, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Mandaviya has always taken an interest in serving the people of his country since his youth, and he became active in politics after becoming a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Seeing his intellect, skills and the zeal to work hard, he was made State Executive Committee Member of ABVP, Gujarat unit.
Mandaviya was born on June 1, 1972 in a small village named Hanol in Palitana Taluka of Bhavnagar district of Gujarat to Laxman Bhai and Shamuben. He is the youngest of four brothers and is married with two children. He completed his studies in M.A. Political Science from Bhavnagar University.
Mandaviya began his career in politics in the year 2002 when he became a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly for Palitana. In 2012 he became a member of the Rajya Sabha and he holds the record of being the youngest MLA in Gujarat.
He was the youngest State Secretary of the Gujarat unit of the BJP in 2013, and in 2014, he was appointed as Gujarat State Incharge of BJP's High-tech and Mega Membership Drive Campaign which led to 1 crore people joining BJP in Gujarat. In 2015 he was made General Secretary of the Gujarat BJP.
On July 5, 2016, Mandaviya was sworn in as Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, and Chemical and Fertilizers, and in 2018, he was once again elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
He was appointed Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Shipping, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in 2019.
He is known to have organized two Padyatras of 123 Km and 127 Km for the cause of Girl Education, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Vayasan Hatao in 2004.
In 2015, Mandaviya, who is well known for his intellectual analysis and thought leadership, was selected to represent India at the United Nations where he spoke about '2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'.
He also takes an active part in the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) and was recently honoured by the UNICEF and others for his contribution to women's menstrual hygiene.
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