ABVP: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
The full form of ABVP is “Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad“. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is a right-wing all India student organisation affiliated to the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It claims to be India’s largest student organisation with more than three million members. ABVP was founded in 1948 with the initiative of the RSS activist Balraj Madhok. Its primary purpose was to counter communist influences on university campuses. Professor Yeshwantrao Kelkar, a lecturer in Bombay, became its main organiser in 1958. According to the ABVP website, he built the organisation into what it is now and is considered to be ‘the real architect of the ABVP’. In 2017, the ABVP faced a string of losses in student body elections. They included not only Delhi’s JNU and Delhi University, but also the Allahabad University and Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Uttar Pradesh, the Gujarat University and the Gauhati University. The loss in the Kashi Vidyapeeth was considered especially significant since it is in Varanasi, the prime minister Narendra Modi’s home constituency. The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has repeatedly raised its voice against the commercialization of education. Apart from this, it has been continuously fighting against anti-national activities like separatism, minority appeasement, terrorism and corruption.
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