NRI Swayamsevaks coming in large numbers for the ‘Maha Saankhik’ at Kollam

published on February 18, 2010

KOLLAM : A huge number of overseas Malayalis are expected to be present to view the RSS ‘Pranth Saankhik’ set to take place in Kollam on 24th
February. The organizing committee of the’pranth saankhik’ has been
informed that all the NRI Malayali visitors have finalized their
travel arrangements.

The ‘pranth saankhik’ will also be a display of strength of
Malayali swayamsevaks spread over many countries. Those arriving for
the ‘pranth saankhik’ are Malayalis who had gone abroad in search of
employment and who are playing leadership roles in the ‘shakhas’ they
run where they live. Reports received until now indicate that a total
of 4,000 (four thousand) vehicles are expected to arrive in Kollam for
the ‘pranth saankhik’ from all the districts of Kerala and from
Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai.

Auditoriums surrounding the ground, where the ‘pranth saankhik’ is to
be held, and about 70 (seventy) nearby houses have already been
booked for RSS officials and guests arriving from outside. A team led
by A.G. Shreekumar is in charge of arranging accommodation for all
visitors. Arrangements for parking vehicles have been made after
discussions with police officers.

Distribution of drinking water has been arranged. About 1,00,000
(one lakh) litres of water from the municipal corporation and about
2,00,000 (two lakh) litres from nearby houses have been readied. Women
teachers of the Vidya Niketan will be distributing drinking water.
Tea, coffee and cool drinks have also been arranged.

Audio-visual arrangements and the ‘pandal’ are in the last stages of
completion. Shri Velayudhan and Manakkad Radhakrishan are leading the
team making these arrangements. A majority of the state leaderships
of the RSS have arrived in Kollam, said Rajan Karoor, general
secretary of the organizing committee of the ‘pranth saankhik’.

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