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Vijay Goel is a multifaceted and dynamic reformer, a vociferous grass root social worker, a product of the JP Movement who was jailed for 3 months during Emergency, along with his father & former Speaker of Delhi Assembly Sh. Charti Lal Goel.
 
A home grown NSS, NCC, ABVP & RSS worker, Vijay hails from a traditional family in Sonepat, Haryana. Having born and brought up in the family of freedom fighters, nationalist nature came to him naturally from his surroundings.
 
A creative thinker, he began his political journey from humble beginnings as an ABVP activist in 1971. An alumnus of the prestigious Sriram College of Commerce - Delhi University, Vijay had been a DUSU President in 1977-78 during which 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 good at Basketball, and represented Delhi University and Delhi State in Kho-Kho.
 
Over a course of time, he has been DUSU President, President BJYM Delhi, All India Gen. Secy.-BJYM, All India General Secretary-BJP, and President-BJP Delhi among other posts in the party. Vijay Goel had been elected thrice into the 11th, 12th and 13th Lok Sabha.
 
VG, also called BJP’s “Versatile General” has many achievements to his credit such as  banning single digit lotteries, renovation of MCD Schools under School Sudhar Yojana, introducing green lawns at Red Fort, improvement in conditions of slum areas, running the first mobile Medical Van for under-privileged, reforms in MP-LAD Scheme, restoring Urdu Poet Ghalib’s haveli, installing computers in Urdu & Hindi schools, installing Vivekananda’s statue in DU campus, facelift of Delhi railway station, building Marghat Wale Hanuman Mandir and funding renovation of Haj Manjil.
 
He is still remembered for organizing the famous “Chaudhvin ka Chand” festival in Chandni Chowk to reflect the culture of the walled city. The festival witnessed over 5-lakh visitors. The entire stretch from Lal Qila to Fatehpuri Masjid was restored and decorated; the facades of all the buildings were repainted with the same color. Power transformers along the road were fenced and painted, pavements were cleared of encroachments and lamp posts were replaced. Ganga-jamna tehzeeb was encouraged and traditional dishes and art-forms of ‘Purani Dilli’ were promoted. The festival lasted only for three years till the time Goel was an MP, but he made it an example for restoration of the city.
 
“VG” is “Very Good”, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee affectionately, said, when he handpicked him for the position of Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Planning Commission. Subsequently, Goel was given the charge of Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Statistics & Programme implementation and Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs. As a sports minister, he played an instrumental in bringing the prestigious Common Wealth Games (CWG) to India. 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.
 
Vijay Goel is also a keen lover of heritage and has received the Global Excellence award and the prestigious Sur-Sadhna award for his contribution in the field of Culture, Heritage and Development. His restoration work on ‘Haveli Dharampura’ in Chandni Chowk has been recognized with the Asia Pacific UNESCO award for cultural heritage conservation. He has authored a book on Chandni Chowk with a title “The Empire City” and “Old Delhi and the Walled City”. Besides being a Table player and a Ghazal singer, Goel is also an avid photographer and his two photo-exhibitions on village life and nature were inaugurated by Vice President of India and LG of Delhi respectively.
 
One of the projects closest to Goel’s heart is Toy Bank, a not-for-profit initiative that he runs with the support of his daughter Vidyun. Toy Bank, as name suggests, collects and refurbishes the donated toys to eventually distribute them to under-privileged children. More than one-lakh toys from affluent schools, RWAs and individuals have been collected and distributed by the organization.
 
His wife Prof. Preeti Goel works in Delhi University, and son Siddhant also helps out, besides giving emotional strength. His mother Smt. Basanti Devi imbibed in him religious values, while he was being personally groomed by his father for leadership.
 
Goel has 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 University Court (DU) and Chairman of Satyawati Co-Ed. College, besides being a member of various governing bodies of colleges such as SRCC, Moti Lal Nehru and Laxmibai college. He is also a member of Anjuman (Court), Jamia Milia, Member-AIIMS, and Member-Advisory Committee-DDA.

My vision for Delhi stems from these inspiring words of Swami Vivekanada. I sincerely believe that Delhi has enough number of brave, bold men and women who can make it not only one of the best cities.

Delhi Villages Delhi has 369 villages which, though called as Urban Villages but, continue to suffer from developmental inequalities. The basic infrastructure is in such a sorrow state that some villages

Education empowers our children, making them strong enough to look after themselves in any given situation. A large role in delivering the education is played by our educational institutions

Power is the basis of human lives and is used in almost everything we have. Hence it's vital in the interest of social development and welfare that power reaches to common citizens

Water, though being one of the most precious resources on the earth, is availabile in limited amount. Hence it's necessary that due management of the water resources is taken for the existence of life.

Healthcare The Delhi government being the major health service provider is responsible for the healthcare services in Delhi but due to lack of planning and vision of Delhi government

Pollution 

Toy Bank

Recycling toys-recycling smiles. 

Senior Citizens

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People Says

One must appreciate how Vijay Goel is working so hard and looking out for all sports. One can feel the change. Best wishes!                           

Saurabh Thapliyal

People Says

Simply will appreciate Vijay Goel's working style, witnessed his personal attention to west Delhi - Paschim Vihar ppl even at late hours.

Neerja

People Says

No cricket with Pak until terrorism stops, says sports minister Vijay Goel Finally! Kudos for a much needed call! 

Amrita Bhinder

People Says

Vijay Goel is a national leader with wider vision and worked on the ground in Delhi.

Shantanu Gupta

Delhi Villages It's ironic that our national capital Delhi, which is often termed as a world-class metro, still has over 360 under-developed villages in it. These villages are detached from the city and seem unaware of the tremendous progress all around them.

Youth Development Youth is the backbone of our country's progress and we all need to work towards their overall development. Apart from providing training & employment in traditional careers I have always encouraged active youth participation in politics.

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. Hence it's imperative in the interest of societal development that its children and youth are well educated. It's a shame that Delhi despite being the capital of India is not fully literate whereas a small state like Kerala has attained 100% literacy.

Water is vital for the existence of life but we need to realize that like all the other resources it is not unlimited and, going by the experts' opinion, the next war could be fought because of it.

Housing To own a home, irrespective of the size, is a dream cherished by many. I understand this sentiment and that is why I championed the cause to help protect the applicants who were promised homes and felt cheated by the Delhi government.

Power is one of the basic amenities of life happens to be a matter of great concern for the citizens of Delhi. Faulty meters, power shortage and inflated power bills are the most common grievances faced by every other citizen.

Achievements

I believe the youth is the backbone of our country's progress and I have always worked towards their overall development.

Achievements

Chandni Chowk I have a keen interest in exploring and learning about culture, traditions and Heritage. Chandni Chowk, my former parliamentary constituency, is a perfect example of the multicultural and multi-religious India.

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