Celebrating unity in diversity: ABVP’s National Convention fills Delhi streets with colour

The convention, hosted inside a temporary tent set up in Burari from December 7 to 10, witnessed a turnout of over 10,000 students from across the country.

| Updated: 10 December, 2023 2:03 pm IST
'Shobha Yatra' during the 69th national conference of ABVP (TNI Photo: Sumit Kumar)

NEW DELHI: In a vibrant display of national pride and diversity, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) commenced its 69th National Convention with an Honour March through the streets of Delhi, from Burari’s DDA ground to Maurice Nagar Chowk in Daulat Ram College.


The convention, hosted inside a temporary tent set up in Burari from December 7 to 10, witnessed a turnout of over 10,000 students from across the country.


The Shobha Yatra saw the participation pof more than 10,000 people (TNI Photo: Sumit Kumar)


In a conversation with The New Indian, Virendra Singh Solanki, ABVP national secretary, shared, “Currently, 10,000 participants are present at this grand procession. A notable highlight is the chariot representing Shivaji Maharaj’s historic Swaraj Yatra, a sight that fills us all with immense pride.”



The enthusiastic youth, adorned in different attires representing their diverse cultures, turned Delhi’s thoroughfares into a kaleidoscope of colours and energy. Residents of the national capital welcomed them with floral showers and traditional music at 62 locations, creating a festive atmosphere throughout the city.



The convention, held in its Golden Jubilee Year, encapsulated the theme of “Different Languages, Different Attires, Yet One Nation”.


In an interaction with TNI, students from Pragyik Vidyarthi Parishad, a student union in Nepal, shared their enthusiasm while attending the ABVP convention. “Seeing the dedication of the organisers here has filled our hearts with enthusiasm. Everyone is working very hard, and they are representing Indian culture exceptionally well,” they said.


Students from Pragyik Vidyarthi Parishad, a student union in Nepal

Students from various educational institutions across the country explored Delhi University during the procession.


The resonating chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Bharat Mata Ek Hamari” echoed through the streets, underscoring the participants’ patriotic fervour.


At just 15 years of age, Priya Sharma resonated with the slogan of unity between diverse cultures, declaring, “ABVP represents Indian culture. They instil in us the confidence to interact and learn, providing exposure that greatly contributes to our personality development.’


Participants from various different regions of India joined ABVP’s ‘Shobha Yatra’ (TNI Photo: Sumit Kumar)


ABVP’s National General Secretary, Yajnavalkya Shukla, remarked, “I am impressed by the grand welcome extended by the residents of Delhi to this youth rally. The direct observation of ABVP’s National Convention’s Honour March on the streets has been a special attraction. This grand procession is a powerful demonstration of the nation’s unity and a stern response to divisive conspiracies.”


The convention’s opening ceremony saw student leaders, under Shukla’s leadership, sharing their insights on education, society, and youth-related issues.


As the ABVP National Convention continues, it remains a testament to the vibrant spirit of India’s youth and their commitment to fostering unity in diversity.


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