Shri Om Prakash Dhankar
A cabinet minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party, a social activist, a lecturer and the laurels to his names are many. In 1966, he joined BJP and worked as a National Secretary in the Swargiya Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji’s regime.
Shri OP Dhankar is shouldering the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi- ‘ Statue of Unity’ Iron Collection Corporation Committee. We are gratified to have such a tall and chivalrous leader in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Haryana. He has been elected as the president of BJP Kisan Morcha twice consecutively in 2011-2013 and 2013-2015.
O. P Dhankar is not the first generation philanthropist from his family. He was born to Vaid Mohabbat Singh and Smt Chhoto Devi. His father was associated with the Indian Railways. He has inherited the greatest treasure- humility and a zeal for a progressive society. His great grandfather is well known for mobilizing the first school in their village. O.P Dhankar completed his primary school education from the village school brought to life by his family. Post his first level education he went on to complete his Masters & M.Ed from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
He also served as a lecturer in Geography in Bhiwani, Haryana for more than a decade. O. P Dhankar is a celebrated author for this academic book published where in he analysed education sector and presented his suggestions for education reforms with students lives in focus. What a gem for us! We definitely cannot imagine the flourishing Bharatiya Janata Party, Haryana without him.
An association with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since 1978 as a Swayamsevak talks more than the words for him. He has been driven by his mission and a never seen before spark to work for the upliftment of society and issues effecting the youth. He also worked for the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad for 16 years from 1980 -1966.
Om Prakash Dhankar is in independent incharge of the 5 departments in the cabinet. This makes him the 4th most influential personalities in Government Of Haryana after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
He is a keen observer of life and has established his credentials by joining Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and delivering his views on Emotions Management.
BJP Haryana would not have been the progressive, pro farmers and pro development had it not been for our leader, Shri O. P Dhankar. Haryana today is walking shoulder to shoulder with the nation’s dream projects in every sphere. The developed Haryana which is free from the disease of Khap, Low Sex Ratio, The scam of Bihari Brides in lieu of the declined sex ratio in Haryana was also countered with his correct measures and soultions, lack of women education and much more because of the unparalleled efforts of BJP Haryana under the leadership of Om Prakash Dhankar. He has held his values for the betterment of the farmers of the state. For this he has been the flag bearer for implementation of MS Swaminathan Commission recommendations. In the MS Swaminathan Report, 50% of the profit on the input cost must be given to the farmers. This was also in the agenda of the BJP Haryana. of MS Swaminathan Commission, whereby 50% profit on input cost should be given to farmers. The need of the steps and the implementation of it was also part of the campaign manifesto of Bharatiya Janata Party, Haryana.
O. P Dhankar played a vital role in the While he was heading the BJP Kisan Morcha from 2011-2015, he was loud with his progressive thoughts and raised a range of issues including Land Acquisition, Farmer’s Sucide & MS Swaminathan Commission suggestions’ implementation and others. O.P. Dhankhar played a key role in bringing about a Land Acquisition Handbook which addresses issues of farmers and industry alike by allowing enough opportunity for industrial growth. O.P. Dhankhar is National Coordinator, Statue of Unity, Iron Collection Corporation Committee.Statue of Unity, Mr Narendra Modi’s dream project is touted to be the largest statue and an architectural marvel in the world. Iron and soil for the 182 metres tall statue of Sardar Patel, which will come up near the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River, is being collected from farmers from across the country, thus making iron collection drive for the Statue Of Unity a nationwide socio cultural movement. Shri Narendra Modi assigned Mr Dhankhar a key role as the National Co-ordinator, Statue Of Unity, Iron Collection Corporation Committee.
In 2014, he contested from Rohtak Parliamentary constituency against the son of Chief Minister, Haryana, Deepender Singh Hooda. O.P. Dhankhar finished second with 319436 votes (31%) and the Indian National Lok Dal candidate finished a poor third.
He is a close confidant of Shri Narendra Modi, a dedicated political leader and tallest one among them all who has tirelessly and effortlessly worked for the Bharatiya Janata Party for 3 decades.