Marking the 75th anniversary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the 69th National Conference on December 8th. The historic four-day event, hosted at the sprawling 52-acre ‘Indraprastha Nagar’ tent city in Burari, New Delhi, commenced on December 7th, bringing together over 10,000 students from every district across Bharat.
ABVP National General Secretary, Yagyawalkya Shukla, announced that ABVP has set a new world record with a membership of 50,65,264 students, solidifying its position as the world’s largest student organisation. Other highlights included the launch of the theme song of the 69th ABVP National Conference – ‘ABVP ABVP Rashtrabhakti’ and the book launch of five diverse books on national consciousness.
The 69th National Conference of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad commenced with the grand welcome of the ‘Hindavi Swarajya Yatra,’ commemorating the 350th anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s coronation, covering 2000 km. It commenced on November 28th from Raigarh Fort, Maharashtra, and concluded on December 7th at the ABVP National Conference in Burari, New Delhi. Following this, the Duttaji Didolkar Exhibition was inaugurated by Former National President Dr. Rajkumar Bhatia, followed by a Flag Hoisting ceremony setting a historic record with 150 visually impaired students standing in a tricolour shape, accompanied by 8500 students singing Vande Mataram collectively.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated, “I am an organic product of ABVP, and I embarked on my journey of national reconstruction during the Rajkot ABVP National Conference. Established in 1949, ABVP has played a pivotal role in national reconstruction, contributing significantly to movements like the anti-emergency movement etc. I humbly request everyone present to commit the next 25 years to Nation Building, as the world looks upon Bhartiya youth with positivity and hope. ABVP is not just an organisation; it is a movement in itself.”
ABVP National President Dr. Rajsharan Shahi stated, “This conference is a sacred endeavour for all the ABVP activists. ABVP continues to advance its mission consistently over time. In its magnificent 75-year journey, ABVP has not only posed questions but has also presented solutions, contributing to familiarising the youth of Bharat with the real history of the nation. The vision of ABVP is that education must be rooted in culture and committed to progress.”
ABVP National General Secretary, Shri Yagywalkya Shukla, stated, “With the motto of ‘Student’s Power is Nation’s Power,’ the 69th National Conference stands as a testament to the organization’s commitment to shaping the future of Bharat’s youth through education, culture, and leadership. ABVP is a movement that advocates positive changes, having established a series of creative movements before society. ABVP initiated ‘Mission Sahasi,’ a nationwide movement to provide self-defense training to students. ABVP has surpassed the milestone of more than 5 million active members, solidifying ABVP’s position as the world’s largest students’ organisation.”
Suresh Soni, RSS National Executive Member, Mukund C.R., RSS Seh Sarkaryavah, Ram Lal, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sampark Pramukh, Sunil Ambekar, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh, Dr. Rajsharan Shahi, ABVP National President, Yagywalkya Shukla, ABVP National General Secretary, Ashish Chauhan, ABVP National Organising Secretary, Prafulla Akant, National Joint Organising Secretary, Nirmal Minda, Reception Committee President, Ashish Sood, Reception Committee General Secretary, Dr. Abhishek Tandon, ABVP Delhi State President, and Harsh Atri, ABVP Delhi State Secretary, were present in the inaugural session of the 69th ABVP National Conference.