History Hour 26 – “Language and Beyond” by Shri Eduardo Faleiro – Thursday, 16th November 2006.

Shri Eduardo Faleiro has been a very active political and social worker since his university days while studying for L.L.B. and L.L.M. degrees. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Goa, Daman and Diu from 1971-76 and Deputy leader of the Congress Legislature Party; (1974-76). He was a member of the Lok Sabha (1977-1996); member of the Executive Committee of the Congress parliamentary Party (1977-79);  President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (1990-91); the Convenor of Congress (I) Affairs Department, AICC (I) (1984-86); and also a member of the upper house of Parliament (1999-2005). He represented India at a number of international conferences. He was the leader of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations in 1992.

Shri Faleiro was appointed Minister of State for External Affairs in 1986 and later he was made the Minister of State for Finance in the Ministry of Finance.

When the Congress (I) government resumed power at the Centre in June 1991, he was once again made the Minister of State for External Affairs, post he held until January 17, 1993. He was also allocated Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and given the Additional Charge of the Department of Electronics, Ocean Development and Parliamentary Affairs on December 2,1993.

Shri Faleiro is presently a member of the All India Congress committee (AICC) and Co-Chairman, Foreign Affairs Department, AICC; AND Commissioner for NRI Affairs with Cabinet Minister Rank in the Government of Goa.

Shri Eduardo Faleiro
P.C. HCN Goa

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