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KANWAR PAL GUJJAR

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Education minister of Haryana

NAME – Kanwar Pal Gujjar

PROFESSION – Politician

BORN – 08/05/1960

PLACE OF BIRTH – Village Bahadurpur, Yamunanagar, Haryana

FATHER’S NAME – Chandan Singh Gujjar

MOTHER’S NAME – Jagwati Devi

SPOUSE – Sunita Gujjar

SIBLINGS – N/A

CHILDREN – 3

EDUCATION – Matriculation from Haryana Board of School Education, Chandigarh (1977)

B.A. 2nd year dropout from Kurukshetra University (1979)

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY- Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)

OFFICIAL WEBSITEhttps://haryanacmoffice.gov.in/node/80

REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT-

Training modules are being developed to generate self-employment opportunities in selected colleges to bring excellence in higher education.

The Haryana education board has adopted 100% of computerization. Transparent policies of CBSE are implemented, which includes continuous and internal assessment of the school students.

Government and private schools of the state have taken a new phase under the leadership of Haryana’s current education minister.

2592 job openings are to be filled in Haryana government colleges.

Free textbooks were given for students studying in class 9 to class 12 under the government.

Gujjar announced that a mobile application named Sampark Baithak would be released for students of primary schools. This app will be informative, educational as well as creative. Students studying in the Hindi medium will also be benefitted from this app.

AWARDS – Gujjar was honoured by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar for his efforts and achievements

BACKGROUND –

Kanwar Pal Gujjar is the Educaion Minister of Haryana. His other portfolios are Forests, Tourism, Parliamentary Affairs, Hospitality and Art, Cultural Affairs.

He became MLA from the Jagadhri constituency for the 3rd time in 2019. He earlier won as MLA from Jagadhri in 2000 as well as 2014. Kanwar Pal Gujjar was also the speaker of the Haryana Legislative Assembly from 2014 to 2019.

Kanwar Pal was born in Yamunanagar, Haryana. He was born to Chandan Singh and Jagwati Devi. He is married to Sunita Gujjar and has two daughters and one son.

MAJOR INITIATIVES –

In 2014, different educational schemes like Mukhya Mantri Shiksha Deeksha Yojana, Comprehensive Computer Education Programme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan were launched under the guidance and vision of Kanwar Pal.

Shiksha Pariyojana Parishad was formed for the betterment of higher and secondary education.

Inclusive Education for Disabled at Secondary Stage (IEDSS) and National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) have also being implemented in Haryana.

CAREER TIMELINE/ POSITIONS HELD

1989 – Engaged with the Ram Janam Bhumi movement.

1990 – Joined B.J.P.

He remained District General Secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party twice.

He remained State General Secretary of Bhartiya Janta Party thrice.

1991 – Contested the election of MLA from Chhachhrauli in the year

He remained State General Secretary of Kishan Morcha of Bhartiya Janta Party twice

2000 – Won as a BJP MLA from Jagadhri constituency.

2003 – Remained State President of Kishan Morcha of Bhartiya Janta Party.

2014 – Elected as MLA for Jagadhri constituency and became the speaker of Haryana legislative assembly.

2019 – Won for the 3rd time and the current Education Minister of Haryana.

CONTROVERSIES/CASES –

Kanwar Pal Gujjar gave a controversial statement on farmers at a program in Yamunanagar by saying that farmers do not require monetary help of Rs. 6,000 as they waste this much amount in consuming liquor.

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