Anurag Sharma, Member of Parliament from the Jhansi-Lalitpur parliamentary constituency, has been elected as the International Treasurer of the Parliamentary Association Conference (CPA) at the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Halifax, Canada. He will now be on the main Executive Council.
The election of Sharma made him the second Indian office-bearer in the world’s largest and oldest International Parliamentary Association. His election also meant one more seat was added to India in the CPA, taking the total Indian tally to four executive representatives now.
Sharma will be handling annual funding of millions of pounds and the trust funds, ensuring their smooth and effective utilization. He is all set to add that extra mile of ROI (return on investment) and showcase the Indian effectiveness of India in this global responsibility.
Sharma did his management studies at the Harvard Business School, Boston and after that, he took over as Executive Director at Shree Baidyanath Ayurvedic Bhavan as a reputed industrialist. He has been included in many international delegations as an MP because of his efficiency and achievements.
The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) was founded in 1911 and links parliamentarians and parliamentary staff from over 180 national, state, provincial and territorial parliaments and legislatures from 55 countries of the Commonwealth through its network. Its mission is to promote the advancement of parliamentary democracy by enhancing knowledge and understanding of democratic governance, youth engagement in democracy, gender equality and equal representation.
This annual conference is divided among the nine geographical regions of the Commonwealth. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, along with a hundred-member delegation, attended the conference. The delegation includes elected parliamentarians from across the country and the speakers of the state assemblies.
In true recognition of India’s growing economy and its global presence and reach, and in pursuit of Prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India a global power to reckon with, the India MP is all set to assume charge of this global responsibility and add value to the global objectives of the CPA.