Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Nizamabad Constituency, Telangana
Kalvakuntla Kavitha, is currently the Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Nizamabad constituency in Telangana state. She represents the Telangana Rashtra Samithi party.
Kavitha was born in Karimnagar in 1978 and did her schooling from Stanley Girls High School in Hyderabad. She completed her Bachelors in Engineering from Hyderabad and then went to US to pursue her Masters in Computer Science. In 2003 Kavitha married Anil Kumar. The couple have two kids Aditya and Arya.
Kavitha returned back to India in 2004, to play an active role in the Telangana statehood movement. Within a short span of time, Kavitha realized the importance of having a strong organizational framework for the cultural renaissance of Telangana. And thus was born Telangana Jagruthi. Soon after its inception, Jagruthi started playing an important role in working for the Telangana Statehood Movement.
Under Kavitha’s able leadership, Telangana Jagruthi has grown by leaps and bounds and has transformed into a strong socio-cultural organization with a membership of 2,30,000 dedicated members functioning with a renewed focus on the empowerment of the women and youth in the state of Telangana. Today, Jagruthi has become synonymous with Bathukamma – the unique festival of Telangana. Every year, Jagruthi chapters celebrate Bathukamma across the globe, in thousands of locations.
Kavitha contested the 2014 general elections on behalf of TRS party from Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat. She won by a margin of about 1.7 Lakhs over her nearest rival.
In the Parliament, Kavitha is a member of the Estimates Committee, the Standing Committee on Commerce and also on the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Kavitha has travelled to many countries and officially she was a part of the Vice President’s Delegation to Cambodia and Laos as well as with Lok Sabha Speaker’s delegation to the European Parliament to Brussels, Belgium.
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