Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar’s book released
Former Lok Sabha Meira Kumar’s book entitled “Indian Parliamentary Diplomacy – Speaker’s Perspective” was released on 19 March 2015.
The book was released by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and its first copy was presented to the President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
The book features an account of the parliamentary diplomacy and its role in furthering foreign policy and strengthening international relations.
It is also a collection of select speeches and reports by Kumar during her stint as Lok Sabha speaker and as leader of Indian parliamentary delegations at several international fora.
About Meira Kumar
- She was the first unopposed elected woman Speaker of Lok Sabha and served from 2009 to 2014.
- Kumar was also 5 time Member of Parliament and was elected to 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha.
- She also had served as a Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of Manmohan Singh led UPA Government (2004–2009).
- Prior to joining politics she was a lawyer and a former diplomat.