Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari is the founder and National President of Jawaharlal National Youth Centre. A brief on his life & works are shared below:
Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari is a veteran leader of the Congress Party. He was born at village Baluti of district Nainital in the year 1925. He was jailed for taking part in the freedom movement in 1942. After his release 15 months in 1944, he joined Allahabad University, where he topped the University in M.A. (Political Science), he continued his education doing LLB from the same university, and elected as the President of the Students’ Union of the Allahabad University in 1947. Meanwhile he was remained Secretary, All India Students Congress, 1945-49.
In 1952, he was elected M.L.A. from Nainital constituency. In 1963, he joined the Indian National Congress, and was elected M.L.A. from the Kashipur, Uttarakhand constituency in 1965, in the same year he was appointed a minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. After that he also remained Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs in the Chaudhary Charan Singh Government (1979–1980). In 1968, he established Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (J.N.N.Y.C) is a voluntary Organisation. He remained the first President of Indian Youth Congress from 1969 to 1971.
In 1976, he became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh three times: from January 1976 to April 1977, from August 1984 to September 1985 and from June 1988 to December 1988. He did a lot of work in developing the road and bridge network of U.P. - the network expanded significantly. He was elected to 7th Lok Sabha in 1980, and served as a union minister in several portfolios in the 1980s: starting with Planning, and also remained Dpt. Chairman, Planning Commission. Thereafter he became a member of Rajya Sabha 1985-1988, during this period he also remained the Minister of Industries in September 1985 and in addition to that portfolio, became minister of Petroleum in 1986. He then served as India's External Affairs Minister from October 1986 until July 1987, at which point he became Minister of Finance and Commerce, serving in that position until June 1988, when he became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time. He was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996, and again to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999.
Later, he served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, from 2002 through 2007. He was appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh on 19 August 2007 and occupied the position till 26 December 2009.He is still remains an active Politian & social-worker.