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Mr.Bidhu Jha
Member of Legislative Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary, Manitoba, Canada

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Bidhu Jha

Mr.Bidhu Jha, 63 yrs, was born in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Mr.Jha, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri, is presently a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Radisson constituency of Manitoba, Canada.

Mr.Jha went to Canada in 1969 to study Advance Engineering Management Course. Prior to joining politics, he served various companies including Optimum Trading Corporation as President and Chief Executive Officer, specializing in international trade, investments and business development.

Bidhu is a recipient of the prestigious Asia Pacific Award of Entrepreneurship from the Asper School of Business (University of Manitoba), and has excelled in developing innovative business solutions in Manitoba and in Canada. He was the first Manitoban to start manufacturing human engineered, ergonomically designed computer workstations. His international business experience led him to work as a senior consultant to several leading Canadian corporations in developing export markets. He has also been awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his commitment to community and services to humanity.

He has been on the board of Manitoba Telephone Systems and the Deer Lodge Foundation. He sat on the province's Crown Corporations Council and is a former board member of the Canadian Cancer Society. He has also been on the advisory committee to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba and at Red River Community College.

Mr.Bidhu Jha got elected as MLA by defeating the Conservative Party candidate Dr.Linda West from Radisson constituency where 93% of the population is white. He has also been elevated as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier of the province. He gives credit to his Indian values for the success he has achieved. His winning slogan is simple - No to Americanization of Healthcare System.

Bidhu was the first Canadian to produce a full length feature film in Manitoba in the Hindi language. He worked with legendary talents from India, including famous director Hrishikesh Mukherjee. His feature film entitled Naamumkin did very well at the box offices in Canada and India.

Posted by: Rajan Prakash on March 25, 2006

Last Modified on: March 29, 2006