Biography

ANURAG SINGH THAKUR

Mr Anurag Singh Thakur is a Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs. He is a four time elected Member of the Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha/Lower House) from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. Within Parliament he has served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT and Member of Public Accounts Committee. During the 16th Lok Sabha, he was appointed as the Chief Whip, Lok Sabha, becoming the youngest to assume the post.

A Parliamentarian

Mr. Anurag Thakur is an astute Parliamentarian who has served as a Member of Parliament in the – 14th, 15th, 16th and now in the 17th Lok Sabha, wherein he won by a record Margin from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

He has an impressive attendance of 85%, with participation in 72 debates and a staggering total number of 612 pertinent questions raised. All of which are the highest among young MP’s in the 15th Lok Sabha. In 16th Lok Sabha, Mr. Anurag Thakur’s attendance in Parliament has increased to 92%, coupled with participation in 46 debates and the total number of questions tally being 287.

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He has been the Lead Speaker for the Opposition during the Rail Budget debate in the Lok Sabha and has the privilege of being the only other speaker along with Mr LK Advani on the issue of black money. He has also raised the following issues:

  • Introduction of new trains and extension of rail links to Himachal
  • Building premier technical institutes and a central university
  • Extension and maintenance of national  highways in the state

Fourth consecutive victory in the 17th Lok Sabha, wherein he won by a record Margin from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

Achievements

  • Best Young Parliamentarian Award, 2011
  • Young Global Leader, 2014, by the World Economic Forum
  • Featured in Financial Times ‘25 Indians to Watch’ List
  • Featured in India Today Magazine as one of the “Navratnas of Narendra Modi”
  • Bestowed with Sansad Ratna Award, 2019, for his distinguished performance as a Parliamentarian.
  • He is the first MP from BJP, and only MP from North India to receive this honor
  • Recipient of Champions of Change 2019 Award for exemplary contribution towards Social Welfare

A Social Reformer

Mr. Anurag Thakur with his committed, humanistic, and supportive leadership aims to lead public, build and support public infrastructures. His constituency Hamirpur has benefited tremendously through his socio-economic development projects across sectors, ranging from railway, roads & national highways connectivity, opening of bank branches, school & college, medical facilities, etc. He has focused on fulfilling local community needs through the MPLADS fund and constructed community centres, mahila mandal bhavans, yuvak mandal bhawan, sarais, shamshan ghats, solar lighting and playgrounds for his constituents

A Youth Leader

Mr. Anurag Thakur is the first-ever National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha to have served for 3 consecutive terms since his appointment in 2010. He is also the first BJYM National President who has worked under the aegis of three BJP Presidents namely Sh. Amit Shah, Sh. Rajnath Singh & Sh. Nitin Gadkari. As a youth leader, he inspired young minds to dream and discover their inner talents through his compassion and commitment to uplift the youth. Under his leadership, the BJYM led various socio-economic and political initiatives, such as: Rashtriya Ekta Yatra: Kolkata to Kashmir

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Health And
Environment

  • Member TB Forum of India
  • Global Champion in the category of Public awareness about Malaria, TB & HIV AIDS by Global Fund
  • Fmr. Member Parliamentarians Forum on HIV AIDS
  • Fmr.Member of GLOBE INDIA on Environment & Climate Change

Armed Services

Regular commissioned officer in the Territorial Army as a Lieutenant of the 124 Sikh Regiment

International Relations

Ex-President EU-India Parliamentary Friendship Group President
FICCI Indo-US Parliamentarians Forum Ex-President
India-Germany Parliamentarians Forum

Social

A Sportsman

Mr. Anurag Thakur believes sports builds character which you need in order to be successful. He began his cricketing career at the age of 12, and was selected to the U-19 team that played against England at Delhi and Patiala.

From there, began his love for cricket, and he Captained the Punjab U-19 cricket team and North Zone U-19 team that won the All India Championship.

His passion for cricket is evident in the picturesque International
Level Cricket Stadium at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Being a sports enthusiast, he made immense contribution in the development of stadiums, playgrounds and sports facilities in the state of Himachal Pradesh

  • Former President, BCCI
  • President, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association
  • President, Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association
  • Vice President, Indian Olympic Association
  • President, Hockey Himachal
  • President, Himachal Pradesh Table Tennis Association
  • Associate Vice President, Hockey India
  • Secretary General, Hockey Himachal Pradesh

New Vision for New India

Voice of billions of youth

Women Empowerment

Business & Finance

Youth & Sports

Healthcare

Commissioned officer in Territorial Army

Voice of billions of youth

Youth participation is the key to current growth of the country

 

Today, the need for political leaders to connect with the youth population of the country, and work towards fulfilling their aspirations, is greater than ever before. It is crucial that the youth of the country do not become disillusioned with the political process, as it is on their shoulders that the future of our country rests. It is also vital to make sure that today’s youth are aware of the watershed events in our country’s modern history, issues which are as significant today as they were decades ago, and which continue to be debated in contemporary policy and political discourse.

 

Being the only leader to have been appointed as the National President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM-Youth Wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party) for three consecutive terms, Mr Thakur echoed the voice of billions of youth of the country.

 

He also happens to be the first BJYM National President to have worked under three different BJP Presidents – Mr Amit Shah, Mr Rajnath Singh and Mr Nitin Gadkari.

 

Under Mr Anurag Thakur’s leadership, the BJYM led various socio-economic and political initiatives, such as Rashtriya Ekta Yatra: Kolkata to Kashmir, Shaheed Shradhanjali Yatra – A journey from Guwahati to Tawang to pay homage to 1962 war brave hearts, Sansad Ghirav a national agitation against corruption by the Congress Government, National Youth Convention, Digital Literacy campaign, etc.

 

Having led the youth wing of country’s largest political party and being the inspiration of billions of youth, he firmly believes that the role of youth in nation-building is of extreme significance and youth participation is the key to current growth of the country.

Women Empowerment

The role of women in nation building – Train a woman and you build a nation

 

Mahatma Gandhi once stated that the position of women in the society is an index of its civilization. “Train a man and you train an individual, Train a woman and you build a nation”.

 

The SHGs (Self Help Groups) are the major source of inspiration and self-reliance for women’s welfare. In an attempt to uplift the women, Mr Thakur has been working on host of initiatives that are aimed towards making a significant number of Self Help Groups self-reliant by providing them with the required training, skilling, capacity building and a sustained marketplace. Thereby ensuring a sustainable livelihood for the women and making them self-reliant and financially independent.

Business & Finance

Business and Finance – epitome of leadership of the New India

 

As goes the saying ‘Good Leaders are Great Listeners’.

 

Representing the New India, Mr. Anurag Thakur has being leading from the front when it comes to seeking feedback, opinion, suggestions, etc. from stakeholders from all walks of life.

 

Following an open glass door policy, a multi-stakeholder approach to policy making is strictly followed.

 

Be it matters related to Finance, Corporate Affairs, Business, Economy, etc. suggestions are sought from all spheres and taken into due consideration as each one is an equal partner in the ‘New India’.

Youth & Sports

Being a sports person and an ardent sports lover, Mr. Anurag Thakur firmly believes that sports help in building character, shaping personalities and contributes immensely towards the holistic growth of an individual.

 

According to Mr. Thakur, sport is a vehicle that helps the youth in learning great skills, thereby preparing them to become successful contributors to the society. Following this objective, over the years, Mr. Thakur has spearheaded various sports events / initiatives / campaigns that have worked towards promoting sports as a culture.

Healthcare

Healthcare – Health is a birthright!

 

Having seen the old mother travel long distances up against a hill for medical treatment, the farmer being forced to forego his day’s wage to get treatment in a town and eventually lives getting affected because of the inaccessibility of primary healthcare.

 

Over the last five years, India has made remarkable progress in improving access to last-mile healthcare. Innovative and progressive schemes like Ayushman Bharat, have ensured that no one is left behind!

 

However, at times, given to geographical challenges, the improved access may not reach the people residing in remote locations.

 

Thus, the clarion call to begin Asptal – Sansad Mobile Swasthya (SMS) Seva was undertaken to address issues pertinent to primary healthcare in Hamirpur Parliamentary Constituency.

 

Asptal – Sansad Mobile Swasthya (SMS) Seva travels across 5 districts, 17 assembly constituencies, 800 panchayats and 5000 villages.

 

The service that was started in May 2018, offers a host of 40 medical tests such as KFT, Creatinine, Uric Acid, BUN, Sugar, Glucose, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, etc. As per the requirement of the patients, medicines too are provided, free of cost.

 

Each Mobile Medical Unit is equipped with an experienced team including doctor, nurse, lab technician and driver.

Commissioned officer in Territorial Army

Leading from the front – commissioned officer in Territorial Army

 

On 29 July 2016, Mr Anurag Singh Thakur was commissioned into Territorial Army (TA), becoming the first serving BJP MP and first ever MP from Himachal Pradesh to join as a regular officer.

 

At a ceremony held at South Block, New Delhi, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, the then Indian Army General and Chief of the Army Staff along with Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Former Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh, pipped ranks of lieutenant on his shoulder, for joining the 124 Inf Bn (TA) Sikh Battalion.

 

He was commissioned in TA after having cleared the written exam and personal interview conducted in Chandigarh and training held in Bhopal.

 

It is interesting to note that Mr Anurag Thakur hails from Himachal Pradesh, fondly known as Veerbhoomi as the number of Himachali serving solider in India Army is maximum in the country in proportion to the population. His Grandfather was a serviceman and his father Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal was the first to raise the issue of one rank one pension in the Parliament.

 

Territorial Army is the second line of defence after the regular Indian Army. It is an organisation of volunteers who get training for a few days in a year so that they can contribute to the safety of the nation in case of an emergency. Territorial Army is meant for people who already are in mainstream civilian professions.