VHP plans 700 processions on Ram Navami in Bengal

VHP plans 700 processions on Ram Navami in Bengal

Kolkata: The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is planning to celebrate Ram Navami on April 14 in a big way in West Bengal by bringing out over 700 processions across the state, an official said here on Saturday. “Last year, we organised the festival on a very large scale. This year, we will surpass that,” VHP’s Bengal unit spokesman Sourish Mukherjee told. Mukherjee said around 40 lakh people had taken part in the celebrations last year and the number will go up this time. Asked about the focus areas, he said the organisation was expecting a congregation of 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh people at Islampur of North Dinajpur district.

The Darivit High School in Islampur saw much unrest last September when two former students were allegedly killed in police firing. There were protests against the recruitment of two new teachers, one of them for teaching Urdu. (IANS)

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