Friday, 28 March 2014


500 NRI’s participated under BJP Support Awareness program in Nigeria
OFBJP Global Convenor Mr. Vijay Jolly, Nigeria chapter of Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP) led by Convenor Sanjay Srivastava organized a massive “RUN for UNITY” event at TBS Cricket Stadium, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. Nearly 500 bright young NRIs  turned up for the event to show their solidarity and support for Narendra Modi as future Prime Minister of INDIA. OFBJP Co-Convenor Amit Thakar from India played a prominent role for the success of this program. Eminent Indians from all parts of Lagos participated in the event & it was widely supported by the local friends in media & press.
While addressing the participants Mr. Sanjay Srivastava, Convener OFBJP Nigeria thanked BJP President Shri. Rajnath Singh, BJP Prime Minister nominee Shri. Narendra Modi and OFBJP dynamic leader Shri. Vijay Jolly for their message of good-will on this occasion to all NRI’s in Nigeria.
 Mr. Srivastava in his address stated that had Sardar Patel been the PM of India, the history would have changed course. It was Sardar Patel who in 1947 gave directions for the Unity of the country. Today India is a unique country built on diversity. Its togetherness has helped India to survive. We must preserve the oldest civilization and culture of Bharat on this planet today. We all today must support Mr. Narendra Modi and BJP to win 272 plus seats in the next Indian Parliament. We all take a pledge to work for the broader goals of Unity of India stated OFBJP Nigeria leader Mr. Sanjay Srivastava.

The event was lead by Mr. Vinay Singh, Vice President OFBJP Nigeria, a prominent telecom professional & NRI Cricketer from Allahabad, UP. The other prominent participants who led were Mr. Vinay Singh, Bharat Pandey, Vikas, Anirvachan, Kiran Parab, Prabhat Mehta, Rakesh Srivastava, Praveen Kumar, Ramesh Muriki, Rahul & Sunit kumar etc.
Program started with national anthem of Nigeria & India. Welcome address was given by Shri. Bharat Pandey, Executive Member. The event was anchored by Shri. Kiran Parab, Secretary OFBJP. The event concluded with slogans to support BJP & Narendra Modi. The establishment of OFBJP Nigeria women wing was also announced. Details of the same can be obtained on facebook: BJPOF Nigeria.

The OFBJP Nigeria chapter is also running a “BJP Support Awareness” program in Nigeria for mobilizing Indians in India to vote for BJP through social media campaigns through emails, facebook, texts & mobile calls. Our OFBJP unit has succeeded to connect with nearly 5000 families in Nigeria till now claimed Global Convenor BJP Overseas Affairs Mr. Vijay Jolly.

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