Maneka Sanjay Gandhi is the Indian Union
Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of
PM Narendra Modi. She is also an animal rights activist,
environmentalist, and widow of the Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She
has been a minister in four governments, and has authored a number of books in
the areas of etymology, law and animal welfare.
Maneka Gandhi is a self-described environmentalist and animal
rights leader in India. She has earned international awards and
acclaim. She was appointed chairwoman of the Committee for the Purpose of
Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) in 1995. Under her
direction, CPCSEA members carried unannounced inspections of laboratories where
animals are used for scientific research were conducted.
She also anchored the weekly television program Heads
and Tails, highlighting the suffering meted out to animals due to their
commercial exploitation. She has also authored a book under the same title. Her
other books were about Indian people names. She is a cast member for the
documentary A Delicate Balance.
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