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MP Bhawanatai Gawali Profile

Bhavana Pundlikrao Gawali Patil, daughter of Shri. Pundlikrao Gawali. She is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India. She represents the Yavatmal-Washim constituency of Maharashtra serving Fourth Term Successfully and is a member of the Shiv Sena(SS) political party.

Positions Held

1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha (1st term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Commerce
2000-2001 Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
2002 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development Member, Committee on Information Technology
2003-2004 Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term) Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare
5 Aug. 2007 - May 20 Member, Committee on Health & Family Welfare
5 Aug 2006 Member, Committee on Agriculture
2009 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture

Social & Cultural Activities:

Associated with Vidyarathi Janjagran Abhiyan and Yuva Chetna Manch; struggled for women’s rights and justice; counselling to youth for their employment and self-employment opportunities.

  1. Founder President
    1. Mahila Utkarsh Pratishthan, Risod, Distt. Washim, 1998;
  2. Secretary
    1. Youth Movement, Risod, Distt. Washim, 1995
    2. Shri Mangalmurthy Prathmik Vidyalaya, Risod, Distt. Washim, 1997
  3. Member
    1. Maharashtra State Social Welfare Advisory Committee, Mumbai, 1999

Worked for securing justice to the poor and the farmers in Washim and for getting remunerative prices for cotton growers.


She represented Amravati University at University Level Athletic Contest, 1992-93

Other Information:

  1. Founder Chairperson
    1. Girls’ Sports Association, Risod, Distt. Washim, 1990
    2. Students Organisation (Girls Wing), Risod, Distt. Washim, 1991
    3. Yuvak Vikas Foundation, Risod, Distt. Washim, 1994
  2. Chairman
    1. Shri Balaji Co-operative Board, Risod, Distt. Washim
  3. President
    1. Students Council, Arts and Commerce College (senior section), Risod, Distt. Washim, 1989-90 and (Senior section) 1992-93
  4. Pramukh
    1. Shiv Sena Mahila Vibhag, Distt. Washim, 1998
  5. Member
    1. Telephone Advisory Committee, Maharashtra Circle, Mumbai, 1999

Opened exercise schools in rural and urban areas for the youth and exercise lovers; worked in the field of primary, secondary and higher education with the conviction that everybody has the right to education; also started Bhavana Public School at Degaon. Rishod, District Washim, a place backward in education.