“With a view to create awareness among the villagers, the VHP has decided to start Ekal Vidyalayas and other service projects in 25,000 villages of the country,” said Dr Pravin Togadia, general secretary of VHP, while addressing a gathering of distinguished people in Rohtak (Haryana) on December 31. He said that the VHP wanted to expand its work in such a way that the Hindus, whenever the need arose, could foil any conspiracy in the society. He pointed out that 55,481 Samitis, 20,441 Satsang Kendras, 18,000 service projects and 11,000 Ekal Vidyalays were already being run by the VHP all over the country. He said that out of the 188 countries of the world that were members of the United Nations and wherever the Hindus lived, the VHP had contacts in 100 countries and had constituted formal committees in 32 countries. He pointed out that the VHP had decided to form one lakh committees all over the country.