Vijay Sampla (born 6 July 1961) served as Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in India from 2014 to 2019. He is a former member of parliament from Hoshiarpur (Lok Sabha constituency). He won the 2014 Indian general election as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate. He did not contest the 2019 elections. Sampla, a leader from Punjab, has worked as farm hand, labourer and plumber earlier in his life.
Vijay Sampla, joined the party in 1998. He was the second cabinet minister from Punjab after Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur Badal. His political journey began after he was elected the Sarpanch or head of his Sofi village (Jalandhar District). He had held several key posts in the BJP's Punjab unit like as BJP President from Punjab State.
When he was a 27-year-old bereaved dalit, Sampla was trying to find his feet against the oppressive landlords of Jalandhar's Sofi Pind. His brother and he were left to fend for themselves after their father's death and Sampla went off to Saudi Arabia in 1979 to work for a plumbing company.
On his swearing-in as BJP's first minister from Punjab in NDA-II, he said, "I often recall one incident that shaped my life. While I was in Saudi Arabian city of Damam, I was asked to clean human excreta and repair a bathroom. I was young and flatly refused to do the cleaning part while telling the building owner that I was a plumber. On my insistence, the man put on plastic gloves and cleaned the muck himself. It taught me the difference between oppression against dalits and the will to work", Sampla recalled
He is currently serving as Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
He was a former Minister of State for Social Justice and Women Empowerment
He headed Punjab state in his leader and served Bhartiya Janata Party as President.
Currently he is appointed as Chairman and heading this NGO in his leadership for social welfare.
With our motto to help the society to grow and become capable for living, we wish to initiate social improvement programmes for the benefit of people across the country. We therefore invite Corporate houses to take part in our social responsibility endeavours to enable people to successfully experience a life of dignity.
Thanking you, Yours sincerely, Vijay Sampla, Chairman, Bharat Gaurav