Kanpur: To generate awareness among the common masses regarding Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology, Swayamsevaks or volunteers will be selling pamphlets and books on the organisation at various places here on March 20, a functionary said yesterday.
The books on RSS ideology and its prominent leaders will be sold at public places like railway stations, bus stands and main markets. Besides, a programme will be organised on the day in 16 districts falling under Kanpur region.
"Although RSS literature has always been available, now there is a need to connect the common people to its ideology. That is the purpose of organising this programme," Virendra Jeet Singh, the Kanpur region Sangh Chalak, said, adding that the books have been priced between Rs. 20 and Rs. 100.
"The number of Sangh branches has gone up from 1,315 in 768 places in 2015 to 1,385 in 785 places across 16 districts in 2016," said RSS functionary Mohan Aggarwal.
Mr Singh claimed that around 150 people from the minority community have joined RSS shakhas in the region.