Smriti Z Irani

Ms. Smriti Irani is the youngest woman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Representing Gujarat, she is currently also serving as the national president of the BJP’s women's wing. She has been appointed as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador to India’ by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the WHO-ORS programme for three years.

Ms. Irani established her own NGO called ‘People for Change’ in 2007. She was recently elected as a member representing the Asia Pacific Region to the Task Force, which is responsible for establishing the Committee for Young Parliamentarians in the Inter-Parliamentary Union. She was also unanimously elected as the ‘Rapporteur for the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade’.

Previously, Ms. Irani served the BJP in various roles such as the National Secretary of the BJP (twice); five-term member of the party’s national executive; vice president of the BJP’s Maharashtra youth wing and the BJP Maharashtra’s state secretary. She also launched ‘Saksham‘, a seminar to discuss the BJP’s approach to include differently-abled people in mainstream development programmes.

Ms. Irani has won the Indian Television Academy’s ‘Best Actress’ award for six consecutive years. She is also the recipient of the Indo-American Society’s Young Achiever award.

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