The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), on Friday, announced the launch of its 24x7 ‘Hindu helpline' in the State “to assist pilgrims in distress.”

Elaborating on the concept, VHP general secretary Pravin Togadia said that the facility intended to reach out to the Hindu population across the country.

Services offered

“The services will range from protecting cows to helping Hindus get the services of a ‘pandit' or accommodation in pilgrim centres. The helpline will respond the caller within 10 minutes. It will primarily provide services in the areas of health, travel, government and administration, law, and religion,” said Mr. Togadia.

According to him, the helpline has established its base at Pune and has gradually expanded all over the country. The numbers of the helpline are 020-66803300 or 07588682181. Once the call is received by the centre the message will be passed on to a volunteer, who will help the caller.