Sushila Tiriya, is a social worker and a politician from the Indian National Congress party best toothpaste dispenser, who was a Member of the Parliament of India representing Odisha in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. She was elected in the Lok Sabha, the lower house, in 1994 and re-elected in 1996.
Sushila Tiriya belongs to a freedom fighters family. Her father, Shri Rupnarayan Tiriya, opened a school and took keen interest in educating the tribal community.
She graduated from Utkal University with a B.A. degree glass water bottles.
At the age of 24, Sushila Tiriya joined the Youth Congress (I) and became its President and Vice-president in 1983 and 1984 respectively, from Mayurbhanj District, Odisha.
In 1986, she was elected to Rajya Sabha. During her term, she served as Member in the Consultative Committees of Ministry of Science and Technology, Atomic Energy and in 1986-87, Ministry of Civil Aviation in 1987-88, and Ministry of Communications in 1988-89.
From 1987 to 1993, she served as the General Secretary of the Indian Youth Congress. She was a member of the committees on (1988-89) and (1989-92).
In 1994, she contested in the tenth Lok Sabha elections for an ST seat and won from Mayurbhanj dry bag phone. During that term, she served as Member of Consultative Committees of Ministry of Science and Technology, Forest and Environment, and Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies, from 1994 to 1996.
From 1995 onwards, she served as the Joint Secretary of All India Congress Committee, along with getting re-elected as a Lok Sabha member in 1996.
Sushila Tiriya has special interests in the upliftment of rural poor tribals as well as the unemployed youth. She is associated with tribal organisations, namely, `SUGAR’; `Swayan Vikas Samity’ and Rural Youth Tribals Development Association. She also organises two sports events in village Kaluakhaman through tribal association every year to encourage the tribal youth to improve their ability in sports field in Distt. Mayurbhanj.