“India is going through challenging times and what is more important to the nation is to keep our Institutions intact,” said Sachin Pilot, the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan addressing a gathering of Overseas Congress leaders in Boston. He was in the U.S. to attend the India Conference at Harvard University. “India is at a turning point in history and what is happening to RBI, CBI, Bureaucracy, Judiciary and enforcement directorate and every other institution we hold dear is that they are being systematically dismantled by the Modi Government and it should not be tolerated any longer.
There is tremendous fear in India that there are investigations and snooping going on and the issues like Mandir, Masjid and Love jihad, what one wears, what one eats are all brought up to divide the people and polarize the community. Look at what is happening in Calcutta, the CBI is investigating CBI, and the Enforcement Directorate is investigating the Enforcement Directorate creating doubts and uncertainty among those working for the country. This level of arrogance cannot be allowed to continue. Congress is fighting not to take back power but to preserve the values and principles we hold dear” Mr. Pilot continued. He urged the members of the Indian Overseas Congress to get involved and make a difference in the upcoming election.
Harbachan Singh, Secretary-General of IOC welcomed the Chief Guest. Mr. Mohinder Singh Gilzian, President, detailed the election efforts carried out by its members in the past and offered to continue the same level of support for the upcoming elections. George Abraham, Vice-Chairman, John Joseph, Vice-President, Amir Rashid General-Secretary, Jose George, Treasurer, Pallav Shah, Kulvir Singh, Amit Dixit also spoke. Rajinder Dichpally, General Secretary expressed the vote of Thanks.
Sachin Pilot is the son of Late Sh. Rajesh Pilot. Sh. Pilot was born on September 7, 1977. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College (University of Delhi), where he pursued a Bachelors degree (Hons) in English Literature. After graduating, he worked at the Delhi Bureau of the BBC, and subsequently went on to work for the General Motors Corporation. Sh. Pilot completed his MBA Degree at the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A), where he specialized in multinational management and finance.
At 26 years of age, he was the youngest MP when he first got elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from the Dausa Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan in the year 2004. He has served as a Member of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Home Affairs, Consultative Committee in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and also Budget Estimates Committee of Parliament.
In May 09, he was re-elected to Lok Sabha from Ajmer Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan and he became Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology and in 2012 he became Minister of State (Independent charge) of Ministry of Corporate Affairs. During this time, he was the youngest minister in the cabinet. Presently he is serving as President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.
As an elected MP and a Minister of the cabinet, Sh. Pilot focused his energies on enabling people to avail better social and economic opportunities. He has emphasized job creation, and improvement in the quality and quantity of health and education services. Realizing the importance of connectivity and information, he has worked hard to bring rural communities closer to the rest of India and the world, by expanding the physical, IT, and telecom infrastructure in their region.
Sh. Pilot travels extensively in India, especially to remote and interior areas of the country. He takes a keen interest on issues that affect the farming community and the youth. Sh. Pilot believes that India must train and educate its youth if we want to real the demographic dividend arising from a disproportionately younger population. He encourages the youth to take an active part in public life, and shoulder greater social and political responsibility.
In recognition of his professional accomplishments and commitment to society, Sh. Pilot was selected as one of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2008. Sh. Pilot is fond of flying and received his private pilot’s license (PPL) from NY, USA in 1995. He is a keen sportsman and has represented Delhi State in a number of National Shooting Championships. He has also been commissioned as Lieutenant in the Territorial Army.