Tuesday, May 15, 2007

VHP concern over Naxals, missionary activities

Wednesday May 16 2007 01:45 IST

CUTTACK: Expressing concern over the increasing Naxalite menace and missionary activities across the country, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has announced that it would intensify efforts to wean away the vulnerable sections of the population from such elements.

Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, all India joint secretary and head of service wing of VHP Prof Madhukar Dixit said that states like Andhra, Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhatissgarh, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir and North East would be the thrust areas for the organisation.

The VHP would launch a wide range of welfare programmes in terms of health, education, employment, women's empowerment, etc., particularly for the people in the backward pockets of these regions.

"The naxals and missionaries have taken advantage of the backwardness of the people to weave dreams and take them into their fold. In Orissa of the total 10,000 panchayats, 4,000 are in the tribal areas, where basic services are yet to reach the people", he said.

The organisation would build schools, health institutions, orphanages and destitute homes, impart vocational training to the people to bring in social uplift.

Dixit said that for Orissa the target is to establish a presence by way of working on at least one project in each of the panchayats within the next five years. It also aims to establish its presence in each of the 11,000 blocks of the country within the next half a decade.

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Ranvijay said...

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