Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra belongs to a small historical town Gangoh, situated on the banks of river Yamuna in district Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh state of India. His family, for the last several generations, is devoted to the development of the weaker section of the society by promoting educational and social activities in the region. Many educational institutions in Northern India were founded by his ancestors.
In 1990, Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra went to the then USSR and stayed there for about six years to have a feel of the international changing scenario. After disintegration of the USSR he worked as a consultant for a number of educational institutes and companies struggling for survival in the economically torn nation.
After coming back to India in early 1996, to fulfill the vision of his father Babu Vijendra Kumar ji, to eradicate poverty and meaningfully contribute towards the social upliftment, economic growth, employment generation, empowerment & overall development of youth on a sustainable basis, Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra volunteered to work full time with a not for profit philanthropic organization – NICE Society as a promoter member. In the span of the last seventeen years he had been instrumental, as one of the key members, for the development of a number of educational, social and health organizations in Northern India under the aegis of the Society.
In the year 2006, acknowledging the philanthropic efforts of the organization and its mission to create the quality human resource in the niche and emerging areas, the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, declared Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology, Meerut, an institute developed by the Society in the historical city, Meerut, of Uttar Pradesh as a deemed to be University under section 3 of UGC Act 1956.
In the year 2012, the Government of Uttar Pradesh empowered NICE Society to establish a State University in Gangoh, Saharanpur District, Uttar Pradesh by the name, Shobhit University, Uttar Pradesh under section 2 (f) of the University Grant Commission Act, 1956 through a notification passed by the Legislature and assented by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
At present, Kunwar Shekhar is the Chancellor of Shobhit University and Executive Trustee of NICE Society. Now-a-days he is looking towards developing the academic and skill development centers globally, especially in the countries having a strong Indian Diaspora. He is also working on a project for providing medical facilities to the people in the rural areas of the country. He plans to generate quality human resource in the area of medical sciences and working on the step-wise development of Premedical and Medical Institutions. To promote Indian medicines, Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra Ayurved Medical College and Research Center has been established in Gangoh recently. To reach out rural youth of all backgrounds, skills and education levels through job oriented technical vocational education, training & skill development different community colleges are being established in rural areas on his initiative.
Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra is a strong believer in communal harmony and national integrity. He is very actively involved with a number of social organizations working in this direction. He is an honorary Advisor at Citizen’s Commission for Dialogue, Justice and Reconciliation, India. He is an active member and Advisor of Gandhi Peace Mission 2015 too. Acknowledging his efforts in social areas he has been honored and been awarded a number of recognitions including Loins International Award for Selfless Service to Humanity.
As the Patron of Indian Body Building, his efforts to promote Body Building in India have been recognized by Asia Body Building & Fitness Federation, Singapore.
He has widely traveled in India and to USA, UK, Germany, Russia, Australia, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, UAE, Mauritius etc to participate in various professional, social and diplomatic activities.
Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra is an avid reader, keen learner, social speaker, occasional poet and a daydreamer!