Thursday, October 30, 2014

Edpuganti Vani Rao: First Woman Mayor, Bilaspur

Mrs. Edpuganti (Narla) Vani Rao is the First Woman Mayor, Bilaspur Nagar Nigam, Elected through Direct Election in December 2009.. She is the President, Chamber of Commerce & Industries Women's wing of Bilaspur Division.

Vani Rao is heading an NGO "ABHIYAN" since 1996 which is active in the field of women and child welfare.

She was the President, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Mahila Congress from 2004 to 2011 and Secretary, Chhattisgarh State Pradesh Congress Committee. From 2001 to 2003

Edpuganti Vani Rao born  on 1958 at Katni, Madhya Pradesh for the parents migrated from Krishna District, Andhra  Pradesh.,

Family Back Ground:
She is the wife of Mr.  Edpuganti Ramendra Rao, a businessman.

GrandFather-in-law Late  Dr.  E.  Raghavendra Rao was   the First   Governor of  C.P  and Barar, was the member of Viceroy’s council, was First Chairman of Nagar Palika  Bilaspur in 1916.

Father-in-law Late Shri Edpuganti.  Nageshwar  Rao    was   Senior Co-operative Leader of  District and President of District Congress Committee for a decade in early Seventies.

Uncle-in-law Late Shri Edpuganti.Ashok Rao was Treasurer of MP Congress Committee from 1982 to 1985 was first Mayor of Bilaspur Municipal Corporation from 1982 to 1984 was an MLA for two terms from Belha Constituency from 1991 to 1993 and 1993 to 1998 and was cabinet minister.

Uncle Dr.Narla Venkata Raman was a congress MLA (twice) from Badwara Constituency District Katni, from 1972-77 and 1990-1993
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