The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS, has launched a massive fund-raising drive for its national conference, scheduled to be held from December 24 to 27 in Indore.
AVBP members have been approaching businessmen, teachers, government officers and others, asking for contributions of Rs 500, 1,000 and Rs 5,000 by stating that their organisation works for the benefit of students and quality education, adding that the and the donated funds will be used to hold discussions on providing affordable, accessible and quality education to students.
In the past two months, the AVBP has collected Rs 1.5 crore, and with only a few days left for the event, party leaders hope that the estimated budget of Rs 5 crore will be collected with the help of its alumni.
“The conference is being held after 22 years in Indore and it is a matter of pride for the MP wing. The workers are arduously collecting the fund as a huge budget is required,” ABVP technical wing head Ankit Garg said.
“Now, we are going to every market to collect the fund from shopkeepers and we are a getting good response,” AVBP district president Harsh Chandel said.
However, a shopkeeper said, “As people are not willing to give money to ABVP workers so they are coming with MLAs and local BJP political leaders. People can’t deny MLA and political leaders.”