VHP elects Padmashri awardee Dr. Rabindra Narain Singh as the new President
Rabindra Narain Singh, an orthopedic surgeon, and a Padma Shri awardee were elected as the President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday. Rabindra Singh, who hails from Bihar, was serving as the Vice President of the organization so far. He had received Padma Shri in 2010 for his contributions to the field of medical science. “Our board of trustees today unanimously elected Padma Shri Ravindra Narain Singh as our president,” VHP’s joint general secretary Surendra Jain said at a press conference.
Singh replaced Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje, who had been serving as the VHP president since his election to the top post in April 2018. Noted jurist Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje was Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court and Governor of Himachal Pradesh. “Kokje Ji is now 82 years old. He wanted to be relieved of his responsibilities as the VHP president. The election has been conducted as per his wishes and our constitution,” Jain said.
The newly appointed president Rabindra Narain Singh of the VHP was present during the press conference and shared the dais with Jain and other VHP leaders.
Rabindra Narain Singh is a renowned orthopedic surgeon. He is known for his contributions in social, religious, medical, and various other fields, Jain said. “Election of such a person to the post of VHP president is a matter of pride for all of us,” Jain said. The newly appointed president of the VHP was present during the press conference and shared the dais with Jain and other VHP leaders.
Elections were also held for the post of the general secretary and Milind Parande, the outfit’s current general secretary, was unanimously re-elected, Jain said. The polls for the president and general secretary of the VHP were held amid a two-day meeting of the outfit’s governing council and board of trustees in Faridabad on Saturday morning.
VHP Tweeted a detailed statement on the new President’s election:
— Vishva Hindu Parishad -VHP (@VHPDigital) July 17, 2021
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