Minister, Tourism, Culture, Pilgrimage
Endowment, parliamentary Affairs & Reorganization
Government of Uttarakhand
Born on 11th November 1960 in a simple family of a small hamlet in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, Prakash Pant graduated in Pharmacy.
This youthful village boy had leadership qualities right from the beginning and was chosen General Secretary of Military Science Board in the year 1977. The year 1988 saw Prakash Pant being chosen as member of Municipal Council of Pithoragarh. Ten years later he was chosen as a Member of Legislative Council(Vidhan Parishad) U.P.
In 2001 after the formation of Uttaranchal now Uttarakhand, he was chosen Speaker of Interim Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha and in the process became the youngest speaker of such a body among the Commonwealth Nations. The following year in 2002 later in 2007 he was elected to Uttarakhand Assembly from Pithoragarh constituency. At present he is a Cabinet Minister in the state of Uttarakhand holding the important portfolio of Tourism, culture, Pilgrimage Endowment,
Parliamentary Affairs and Reorganization.
Till the year 1984 in spite of being in Government service he
selflessly worked among the downtrodden, deprived classes of society for their well being and upliftment. He resigned from Government service to whole
heartedly work for the deprived masses and hence joined the Bhartiya Janta- Party Pandit deen Dayal Upadhaya being his idol.
Apart from the political career, Prakash Pant is and ace shooter and has won Gold Medal in State Shooting Championship in 2004 & in the same year a Silver Medal in National Level Shooting competition (G.B. Mavlankar Shooting Competition, Coimbatore). He is well traveled and has visited various countries like United Kingdom Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Dubai and Canada.)
Finally he aims to change the life of every single man of the Society.