In an effort to expand its base and increase its connect with the community, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is planning a host of programmes as a part of its golden jubilee celebrations over the next 12 months.
While the year-long celebrations will begin with shobha yatras across the country including the national Capital on upcoming Krishna Janmashtmi, VHP’s Delhi unit will host a Virat Hindu Sammelan early next year, the office-bearers said.
“The celebrations are being organised to reach out to the people with our achievements over the last 50 years. We will also reveal programmes which we plan to execute in future for community welfare. We have set a target to induct 25,000 dedicated members in the golden jubilee year to strengthen the Hindu community,” said regional VHP president Rikhab Chand Jain.
The saffron unit will also organise blood donations camp with a target of getting 10,000 blood units and will also undertake tree plantation. It will also distribute tulsi plants in all the households.
On whether other wings of the Sangh Parivar including the Bharatiya Janata Party would be participating in these celebrations, Delhi VHP secretary Ramkrishna Srivastava said: “This is the Golden Jubilee celebration of the VHP. So it would be held solely by us.”