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Vijay Goel M.Com. LLB is a multifaceted and dynamic reformer, a vociferous grass root social worker, an activist with conviction, and a crusader of causes close to his heart, a product of the JP Movement was jailed during Emergency, along with his father a leading taxation layer Sh. Charti Lal Goel who was jailed for 19 months before going on to become Deputy Mayor and Speaker of Delhi Assembly.
A home grown NSS, NCC, ABVP & RSS worker, a politician who is famous for his contribution in getting the “Lottery–Banned” all over India under the banner of Lok Abhiyan and thereby saving lacs of poor families from ruin.
Besides lottery among many Andolans which he led were Regulization of Unauthorized Colonies, Fighting for the Rights of Senior Citizens, Bijli-Paani Andolan, fighting for lack of facilities given to villages across Delhi.
An alumnus of the prestigious Shriram College of Commerce- Delhi University, former DUSU President hailed from a traditional family from
Sonepat in Haryana was born in Delhi. The family of freedom fighters he belongs to inculcated Nationalism from the environs he was born and brought up into.
An Eminent educationist Goel has been honored with hony. Doctorate from the prestigious Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. He was elected to the prestigious Executive Council and Finance Committee of Delhi University was also Member University Court and Chairman of Satyawati Co-Ed. College and Members of various Governing Bodies like SRCC, Moti Lal Nehru, Laxmibai college, Member Anjuman [Court]-Jamia Milia, Member-AIIMS, Member-Advisory Committee-DDA. He was a good player of Basket Ball and represent Delhi University and Delhi State in Kho-Kho.
“VG” is “Very Good”, is what Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee affectionately said, when he handpicked Vijay Goel and entrusted him with the position of Union Minister of State responsible for the Prime Minister’s Office and the Planning Commission.
He was handpicked and inducted into his cabinet by none other but Shri Vajpayee during his tenure as the Prime Minister of India by appointing him as the Union Minister of State for the PMO and planning commission. Subsequently he was given the charge of Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, ministry of Statistics & Programme implementation and Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs was instrumental in bringing the prestigious Commonwealth Games to India during his tenure. Later on he was the one who blew the lid from the massive corruption taking place in organization of these games and brought the malpractices in knowledge of the public. His dynamism and creativities are still spoken of until date in those departments.
A positive and creative thinker he was elected thrice into the 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha, hence creating a hat-trick of convincing victories. Currently All India general Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party began his political journey from humble beginnings as an ABVP activist in 1971, has achieved his success step by step by continuously 30 years hard work, first ABVP then President BJYM Delhi, Jila BJP Delhi, All India Gen. Secy. BJYM, All India Secretary BJP then All India General Secretary BJP.
As a member of standing committee on home affairs, public accounts committee, joint parliamentary committee, committee on Government assurances, rules committee and consultative committee of urban development played very active and crucial roles in all these committees.
VG, also called BJP’s “Versatile General” has many Achievements to his credit besides Banning Single Digit Lotteries, Banning Ragging, Exposing Fake–Mark Sheet Racket & Fake SCST Certificate Racket, facelift of Delhi Railway Station, introducing Green lawns at Red Fort, Renovation of MCD Schools under School Sudhar Yojana, installing Computers in Urdu & Hindi Schools, installing Vivekanandas Statue in DU, improvement of Slum areas and running a First ever mobile Medical Van for under-privileged from MP–LAD Scheme, funding renovation of Haj Manjil, Restoring Urdu Poet Ghalib’s haveli, besides organizing the famous Chandni Chowk Utsav called “Chaudhavi ka Chand” with over 5lac attendance to highlight the Walled City’s heritage is he promotrd Ganga –Jamuni tehzeeb and won herats . He has encouraged traditional “Purani Dilli’s“ food and art–forms.
The Project closest to Vijay Goel”s heart, which he runs with the support of his daughter Vidyun, is his now famous “Toy-Bank”, which has collected over One-Lac Toys from affluent schools, RWAs and individuals at its 5-Collection Centre”s in Delhi for distribution amongst under-privileged children.
His wife Prof. Preeti Goel in Delhi University and son Siddhant also helps out besides giving emotional strength. His mother Smt. Basanti Devi imbibed religious values which added leadership strength to the now seasoned Vijay Goel, who was being personally groomed under his father for future leadership.
Vijay Goel a keen lover of Heritage has received the Global Excellence award and the prestigious SurSadhna award for his contribution in the field of Culture, Heritage and Development, has authored of book published by Roli on Chandni Chowk “The Empire City”, a folk & ghazal singer besides being a Tabla player, an avid photographer has held two Photoexhibition on Village-life and second one on nature Inaugurated by Vice President of India and Respectively LG of Delhi.
His work is appreciated at Marghat Wale Hanuman mandir and improvement of Masjids in sadar bazar he promoted Ganga Jamuni Tehzib in Delhi.
I was pleased to see your reply. You are the first politician who care what his supporter wants and reply in a very humble manner. It's very praise worthy. My all best wishes for upcoming election. It's a changing moment of history.
Sir, it's a request to you kindly raise the issue of unalloted plots to DDA Rohini 1981 scheme. We are waiting for it for 33 years as well as 25000 families are waiting too but DDA has given just paper assurance. Kindly look into the matter sir.