Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Nishank, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal
Constituency   : Hardwar (Uttarakhand)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : drrameshpokhriyal[AT]gmail[DOT]com

 
Father's Name Late Shri Parmanand Pokhriyal
Mother's Name Late Smt. Vishambhari Devi Pokhriyal
Date of Birth 15 Jul 1959
Place of Birth Pinani, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Marital Status Widower
Date of Marriage 07 May 1985
Spouse's Name Late Smt. Kusumlata Pokhriyal
No.of Daughters 3
Educational
Qualifications
M.A., Ph.D (Hon.), D.Litt (Hon.)
Educated at Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar, (Garhwal), Uttarakhand
Profession Poet
Writer,Social Worker
Permanent Address
37/1, Vijay Colony,
Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg,
Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand
Tel: (0135) 2718899, 09458945006 (M)
Fax: (0135) 2530113
Present Address
27, Safdarjung Road,
New Delhi-110011
Tel : (011) 21411458, 09013869488 (M)
Fax : (011) 23382365
Positions Held
1991 - 1992 & 1993-2000 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Three Terms)
1997 - 1998 Minister of Development of Uttarachal, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
1999 - 2000 Minister of Culture and Religion, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
2000 - 2002 & 2007 - 2014 Member, Uttarakhnad Legislative Assembly (Three Terms)
2000 - 2002 Minister of 12 Departments including Finance, Revenue, Planning etc., Govt. of Uttaranchal
2007 - 2009 Minister of Medical, Health, Family Welfare, Ayush, Science and Language, Govt. of Uttarakhand
2009 - 2011 Chief Minister, Government of Uttarakhand, Additional charge - Gopan (Livestock), Home, Energy, Public Works, Forest, Higher Education, Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, Information, Housing, etc.
Leader of the House, Uttarakhnad Legislative Assembly
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
14 Aug. 2014 - 30 April 2016 Member, Public Accounts Committee
1 Sep. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Chairperson, Committee on Government Assurances
Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
29 Jan. 2015 - 25 May 2019 Member, General Purposes Committee
1 May 2018 - 25 May 2019 Member, Public Account Committee
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
30 May 2019 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Education


Books Published
1) Samarpan; 2) Navankur; 3) Mujhey Vidhata Banna Hai; 4) Desh Hum Jalney Na Dengey; 5) Tum Bhi Mere Saath Chalo; 6) Bas Ek Hi Icha; 7) Bheed Sakshi Hai; 8) Kya Nahi Ho Sakta; 9) Jeevan Path Mein; 10) Matribhoomi Key Liye; 11) Roshni Ki Ek Kiran; 12) Meri Vyatha Meri Katha; 13) Prateeksha; 14) Koi Mushkil Nahin; 15) Kharey Huye Prashan; 16) Ae Vatan Tere Liye; 17) Vipda Jeevit Hai; 18) Pahar Se Uncha; 19) Ek Aur Kahani; 20) Veera; 21) Mere Sankalp; 22) Major Nirala; 23) Nishant; 24) Himalaya Ka Mahakhumbh Nanda Rajajat; 25) Chhut Gaya Parav; 26) Meel Ka Pathar; 27) Tuttey Dayrey; 28) Sangharsh Jari; 29) Sparsh Ganga; 30) Pallavi; 31) Apna Paraya; 32) Safalta Key Achuk Mantra; 33) Mehnat Par Bharosa Karo, Bhagya Par Nahin; 34) Sansar Kayaron Key Liye Nahin; 35) Karmyogi Vivekanand; 36) Shikago Mein Vivekanand; 37) Mahayogi Vivekanand; 38) Antaheen; 39) Ekkis Chuninda Kahaniya; 40) Pratigya; 41) Kedarnath Pralay Ki Sachchi Kahaniyan-1; 42) Maurishash Ki Swarnim Smritiyan; 43) Kritaghan; 44) Bal Kahaniya – Aao Seekhain Kahaniyo Se; 45) Wah Zindagi; 46) Kathayen Paharon Ki; 47) Aao Sikhen Kahaniyon Se; 48) Andhera Ja Raha Hai; 49) Srijan Ke Beej; 50) Bhool Pata Nahin; 51) Bhagonwali; 52) Bhartiya Sanskriti, Sabhyata Evam Parampara; 53) Nepal Mein Ek Din; 54) Khushiyon Ka Desh Bhutan; 55) Sapne Jo Sone Na De; 56) Bhartiya Sanskriti Ka Samvahak Indonesia; 57) Manavata Ke Praneta: Maharshi Arvind; 58) Poorvi Africa Ka Praveshdwar Uganda
 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Wrote - Poems, Stories and Novels, Translated books in more than 12 Indian and Foreign Languages; Awarded the “Bharat Gaurav Samman” the highest Literary honour of Mauritus and "Vatayan-United Kingdom" lifetime achievement award in field of Literature
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with various Social activities; launched unique drive of `Swaran Ganga`, organized cultural programmes worldwide as a Minister of Culture in Uttar Pradesh
 
Special Interests
Writing and Travelling, Reading Poems, Stories, Novels, Travelogues etc.; Making public relations, reading & writing specialized Articles on Himalayas, Yoga and wellbeing
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Writing-Poems, Stories, Novels, Travelogues and Biography; Watching good Social and Patriotic Movies
 
 
Countries Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Dubai, France, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Poland, Thailand, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine,
 
Other Information
Born in a very poor family, father was a gardener. Hails from a humble family background


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