As the exit poll results declared on 23rd May 2019, the Modi Sarkar became the single-sided winner of the political game and created the history again. The Honorable Prime Minister along with his 24 cabinet ministers, 25 ministers of states & 9 other MoS with independent charge ranks took the oath to serve the nation on 30th May 2019, Thursday.
Uttarakhand, became the new Human Resource Development Minister which heads the Department of School Education and Literacy and the Department of Higher Education. He was formerly a teacher in an RSS Affiliated School. Being in his 60s, he holds two D-Litt from Open International University (OIU), Colombo for contribution in the field of literature & science respectively. He pursued his graduation from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand from where he also completed his PhD (DFC).
However, a controversy suggests that the OIU, Colombo from where Mr Pokhriyal has obtained his D Litt is neither a registered foreign university nor a domestic university registered in SriLanka.
Awarded with a “Gopio International Award” for his literary, social, and political contributions by the Republic of Mauritius, Nishank is a strong believer of Astrology (Jyotish) and claims that ancient Indian sages possessed knowledge about technologies like modern surgery & nuclear technology.
In his political career, Mr Pokhriyal has served as MLA in the state of UP from 1991 to 2012 for 5 consecutive terms. In1997, he was appointed as Uttaranchal Development Minister & in 1999 he was appointed for Cultural Fulfillment & endowments. In 2007, he was appointed as Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Language and Science departments in Uttarakhand state. From 2009 to 2011, he has served the state of Uttarakhand as the youngest Chief Minister ever. In 2014, he resigned from his post of MLA of Dehradun, Uttarakhand and became Lok Sabha Member in Modi Sarkaar. Currently, he is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha.
He is also a published writer & is writing children’s literature books & personal development book since 1983.
His major works include:
- Samarpan (Poems)1983
- Navankur (Poems) 1984
- Mujhe Vidhata Banna Hai (Poems) 1985
- Tum Bhi Mere Saath Chalo (Poems) 1986
- Roshni Ki Ek Kiran (Stories) 1986
- Desh Ham Jalne Na Denge (Poems) 1988
- Jeevanpath Mein (Poems) 1989
- Bas Ek Hi Ichchaa (Stories) 1989
- Matribhoomi Ke Liye (Poems) 1992
- Kya Nahin Ho Sakta (Stories) 1993
His work has also been translated into several languages including, English, Tamil, Telugu, German, Marathi & French.