The right-wing outfit completes 60 years in 2024, and currently has presence in 32 countries

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The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which will complete 60 years this year, has planned to expand its presence from 60,000 villages to one lakh villages across the country, according to its Central Joint General Secretary K. Sthanumalayan.

Addressing presspersons on the last day of the VHP’s two-day South Karnataka convention in Mangaluru, he said that the VHP’s presence is poor in North-East, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. “The VHP has planned to expand its village committees from 60,000 villages to one lakh villages. Of them, 15,000 committees will be in Tamil Nadu and 10,000 committees will be in Punjab,” he said.

“The committees will be expanded to protect, preserve and propagate Hindu dharma,” he said, adding that the VHP has presence in 32 countries from Japan to Canada. It opened the units in France, Guyana, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia and Maynamar recently.

Referring to the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in April-May, Mr. Sthanumalayan said that the VHP will motivate people to achieve 100% voting and “vote for national interest.”

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