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 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.
In 2019, finally, all his hard work paid off and he was able to make Kisan Manch reach the national level and it was renamed Rashtriya Kisan Manch. Now, this party is actively participating in all states of India, and working to upgrade the condition of our economy drivers that are farmers of our country. In the same year, Shekhar was honored with the presidentship of Rashtriya Kisan Manch. He took office in 2019 and is still working. His highest focus is on bringing the environmental, social, and tribal forest issues into the direct mainstream debate and working for the welfare of lower caste and tribal areas people.
In accordance with Indian traditions, Shekhar’s marriage was arranged by his parents. He was engaged and married to Abhiruchi Dixit. She is an extremely supportive wife. Mrs. Dixit has completed graduation in teacher training and is a business-oriented woman. Shekhar’s wife and family support and motivate him in his political career. Born in a nawabi family in Lucknow, Shekhar shares a strong bond of respect and emotions among his family. He invests his time in helping his family members in the various household as well as outdoor works. Shekhar maintains a close relationship with his father, Mr. Kailash Chandra Dixit, after the demise of his mother, late Vimlesh Dixit. He is blessed with a baby boy, Yuvraj who is in his initial schooling. Dixit has a younger brother Gaurav Dixit and sister Garima Dixit, who is supportive in his political journey and motivates him in social work.
A vegetarian and an active politician, Dixit has a simple lifestyle and is an introvert and workaholic. Dixit has always tried to bring tribal and environmental issues into the mainstream debate and his interest is in social working and upgrading the lives of farmers and villagers of tribal areas. Dixit’s personality has been described by various biographers as inspiring and energetic. Dixit is greatly influenced and considers Mahatma Gandhi as his role model and tries to live a simple life as Gandhi did. He has taken political mentor ship and guidance from Mr. Vishwanath Pratap Singh (8 presidents of India).
Dixit intends to explain to the world how important is to maintain a balance between the agriculture and economy of a country. He wants to make his people aware and reassure them that his work is ideologically aligned with them. Dixit has relied upon his reputation as a politician and social worker able to bring about a significant change and agricultural growth and development in tribal areas of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and several other parts of India. Nonetheless, his role and contribution in making Kisan Manch reach the National level continue to rise. In 2012, he was nominated for or the position of state president in Kisan Manch Uttar Pradesh and organized a rally named Kisan Panchayat for sake of farmer’s land. In 2019, he was able to take Kisan Manch to the National level and was elected as President.
Mr. Dixit is honored by Hon Rajpal Ramnaik. He has received many state Honors from different politicians and social workers. He has received the state award, Dr. Dharam Singh Saini award. He is also honored with Shourya Smriti Chinh etc.