Conveners: The Oxford South Asian Society
Speaker: Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, Ex-Chief Minister of Maharashtra
The Oxford South Asian Society is hosting Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, Ex-Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India on 15th March 2019 at 5:30 pm for a small round table conversation. The venue for the conversation is at Working Room 9, Blavatnik School of Government. The registration link for the event is http://tinyurl.com/OSAS-MahaCM. The event is expected to be an informal conversation with Mr Chavan, where he will be sharing his opinion on variety of issues including those on the upcoming Indian elections and the effect of recent tension with Pakistan on domestic politics.
Prithviraj Chavan (born 17 March 1946) is an Indian politician who was the 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a state in Western India. Chavan is a graduate of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and University of California in mechanical engineering. He spent time working in the field of aircraft instrumentation and designing audio recorders for anti-submarine warfare in the US before returning to India and becoming an entrepreneur in 1974. Referred to in the media as a technocrat with a clean, non-controversial image, a low-profile leader. Chavan served as the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions. Chavan was also General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC), in-charge of many states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh.