The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to declare the country a 'Hindu Rashtra' at the third World Hindu Conference beginning on February 11 at the Ardh Kumbh Mela site in Allahabad. Two lakh staunch Hindus from one lakh Indian villages will be participating in this mega event.
Besides declaring the country as a 'Hindu Rashtra', several other resolutions will be passed in this conference, including one for Hindu unity.
The outfit will embark upon a Janjagran programme throughout the country, said VHP president Ashok Singhal at a Press conference in Allahabad on Saturday. He said Hinduism and Buddhism were tolerant religions and Buddhists too would be participating in this conference. Healso said a special programme related to them would be held on February 13.
Sixty Buddhist representatives were coming from Japan alone, he said, adding, "Invitations have been sent out to local people also and now we will invite them through the public address system."
He said the conference would be inaugurated at 11 am on February 11.