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A home grown NSS, NCC, ABVP & RSS worker, Vijay hails from a traditional family in Sonepat, Haryana. Being born and brought up in the family of freedom fighters, nationalism was inculcated in him from the environs.
An alumnus of the prestigious Shriram College of Commerce - Delhi University, Vijay has also been a DUSU President in 1977-78 when he brought up several students-related issues like exposing fake marksheet racket, fake SC/ST Certificate racket, counseling the applicants seeking admissions in DU and banning students’ ragging in colleges. He was also good at Basketball and represented Delhi University and Delhi State in Kho-Kho.
Vijay Goel has earned a nationwide fame 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.
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 a President of BJP Delhi Unit, he began his political journey from humble beginnings as an ABVP activist in 1971 and has achieved 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, All India General Secretary BJP, then President-BJP Delhi.
VG, also called BJP’s “Versatile General” has many “Achievements” to his credit besides Banning Single Digit Lotteries, 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 Vivekananda’s Statue in DU, improvement of Slum areas and running a First ever mobile Medical Van for under-privileged, reforms in MP-LAD Scheme, building Marghat Wale Hanuman Mandir, funding renovation of Haj Manjil, Restoring Urdu Poet Ghalib’s haveli, besides organizing the famous Chandni Chowk Utsav called “Chaudhavi ka Chand” with over 5-lac attendance to highlight the Walled City’s heritage. He promoted Ganga –Jamuni tehzeeb and won hearts. He has encouraged traditional “Purani Dilli’s” food and art-forms.
“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. 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. 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, Vijay played very active and crucial roles in all these committees.
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. 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 Sur-Sadhna award for his contribution in the field of Culture, Heritage and Development. He has also 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 Photo-exhibition on Village-life and second one on nature Inaugurated by Vice President of India and Respectively LG of Delhi.
Goel, an eminent educationist, has also been honored with Honorary Doctorate from the prestigious Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar. He was elected to the prestigious Executive Council and Finance Committee of Delhi University. Additionally, he is a member of 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.
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.