Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the CM of Uttarakhand from 2009 to 2011.
He is currently a member of parliament in the 1st Lok sabha. He also represented the Haridwar constituency in Uttarakhand in the Lok sabha. In 2012, he won the seat for the second time. He was later appointed as the minister of human resource development.
Paramanand pokhriyal is his father and vishambhari devi is his mother. Ramesh pokhriyal married kusum kant pokhriyal in May 1985, with whom he has three daughters. One of their daughters, aarushi nishank pant, is an amazing classical dancer. In 2012 his wife died in Dehradun.
Family, Parents, Siblings
|Wife/ Spouse||Kusum Kanta Pokhriyal (died 2012)|
Aarushi Nishank Pant (Indian Classical Dancer)
|Parents||Father- Paramanand Pokhriyal|
Mother- Vishambhari Devi
EducationHe did his education at hemavati nandan bahuguna garhwal university.
Career and Achievements
He started his career as a teacher at the Saraswati Shishu mandir. As a member of the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly from the Karna Prayag constituency in 1991, he was first elected to public office in undivided Uttar Pradesh as well as lost five times. He was re-elected from the same seat in 1993 and 1996. In 1997, he was appointed minister of northern development. He was also the chief minister of Uttarakhand from 2009 to 2011 and served as a member of the 117th Session of the Lok sabha as well as chairman of the assurance committee. He is the representative of Haridwar constituency in the Lok sabha.
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was also a member of the legislative assembly as well as Uttarakhand for five consecutive terms from 1991 to 2012. In 1991, he was first elected to the Karna Prayag ward and served three consecutive terms. In 2014, He resigned from doiwala and was elected to the Haridwar Lok sabha. On 30 May 2019, he was sworn in as the minister of human resource development in the second Modi government. After the renaming of the ministry in July 2020, he took over as education minister.
In 2014, when pokhriyal demanded in a statement in parliament that astrology should be promoted, he said that astrology is the greatest science. It is actually above science and we should promote it. Speaking of lord Ganesha, he said that the ancient Indians had the knowledge to replace the severed.
The union minister for human resource development Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank monthly income is around 1,70,000 crore.
Due to the growing number of coronavirus cases recently he donated his one-month salary to the prime minister’s relief fund.