The World Hindu Federation is to set up an International Cooperation Fund for the preservation of Vedic culture and religion.

Monetary support for the fund will be mobilised in coordination with the Federation's international chapters and followers of Hindu religion and culture as well as related organisations around the world.

WHF Acting President Asmita Bhandari said the amount collected in the Fund would be used for the protection of Hindu cultural heritages as well as religious places carrying rich history. Bhandari added that the amount of the fund would also be utilised for conducting various campaigns for the promotion of education. The fund will accept donations and support only from Hindus and Hindu organisations and institutions.

WHF acting president said they had also prepared an action plan for the development of Vedic culture and civilisation. It has adopted the policy of rooting out harmful practices and superstitious beliefs existing in society while playing a leading role in having Nepal declared a Hindu nation.

According to Bhandari, WHF will play the role of fostering a broader unity for the respect, protection and promotion of the entire Omkar family including vedic, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh and Kirant followers for keeping national unity intact. WHF plans to activate its international organisations against what it calls increasing religious conversions and domination of the followers of Sanatan dharma. The WHF has its presence in 14 countries.

A version of this article appears in the print on December 28, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.