About

Indian Farmer Union Leader

Pandit Shekhar Dixit born on 20 January 1984 is an Indian politician and social worker serving as the president of Rashtriya Kisan Manch. He is one of the youth and young politicians in Uttar Pradesh. He is enthusiastic, morally sound, energetic, and diligent. Since the age of 17, this man is creating differences in the political scenario of Uttar Pradesh and thriving success for farmers. He is one of Uttar Pradesh’s youngest farmer leaders and social workers. He is honored with the presidentship of Rashtriya Kisan Manch. From a very young age, this youth and young politician in Uttar Pradesh has been raising awareness about the environmental problems and contributing to reducing the forest tribal issues by placing his voice directly into the mainstream debate. He has been honored by several environmental and social departments such as India Brahmin Sabha for creating awareness and contributing to social and environmental matters.

He is a farmer’s leader who says, “In countries like Brazil and Switzerland, the public directly controls the government, so why not in India.” He is a member of organizations such as Gramin Bharat mission- NGO and Krishak Seva Samiti and he is also an Editor in Chief – Kisan Satta (Magazine) and News portal. He is state President of Jantantra Morcha and youth General Secretary of Jan Morcha in Uttar Pradesh.

Born to a Lucknowi family in Mahanagar, Lucknow, Dixit helped his family in various ways. He was introduced to this political world at the very young age of 17, since then he always thought of the development and well-being of farmers of our country.


Shekhar Dixit

Shekhar Dixit was born on 20 January 1984 to a Nawabi Hindu family of priests or pandits (Hindu scholars who learned Hindi philosophy, Sanskrit, and religion) in Nishantganj, Mahanagar, Lucknow. He was the first of two children born to Shri Kailash Chandra Dixit and late Vimlesh Dixit. Dixit’s family belongs to the Brahmin community (or Varna class) which is categorized as General class by the Indian government. Shekhar’s younger brother Gaurav Dixit and younger sister’s name is Garima Dixit and she supports him in his political career since a young age.

As a child, Shekhar helped his father with various stuff. At a very small age, he started taking interest in rural development. Shekhar completed his early schooling from Lucknow Public School and high school and intermediate from City Montessori School, Lucknow. In school days, one of his teachers described him as an average student who took interest in classical music, tabla, and some sports such as boxing. Shekhar had an early gift for public speaking in the favor of people mostly villagers and the people who cannot take their own stand and his teachers, parents, and students noted this. Shekhar preferred getting social and helping others in raising their voice for justice and here he started taking interest in politics.

When 9 years old Shekhar discovered his interest in politics, then he started helping and motivating farmers to raise their voices for the betterment of their life and society. Shekhar has always considered Mahatma Gandhi as his role model and followed and tried to promote the ancient traditional culture of villages. Shekhar has received his political training and mentorship from the former Prime Minister of India Mr. Vishwanath Pratap Singh (8th Prime Minister) in 2003.

Also in Shekhar Dixit’s childhood, it is noticed that he had a keen and desired interest in the agricultural sector which is the base point of the starting of his political journey. He always thought in his childhood that he will raise his voice in the favor of his villagers, farmers and will become a social worker who will raise awareness for forest tribal issues and environmental problems in order to contribute to the betterment of society and to improve the political scenario of the country.

He got married to Abhiruchi Dixit, who has completed her graduation in teacher training and is a businesswoman. She is supportive and always motivates him in the right direction. Dixit is lucky enough to always get the support and love of his wife and family. He is blessed with a child, Yuvraj Dixit who is in his early school days.