Years in ABVP

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe had his college education in Garware College, Pune, S P College, Pune and later at Ramnarayan Ruia College, Mumbai. He started his career in public life with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He became a member of ABVP in 1974 immediately after joining Degree College in Pune.

Starting as Joint Office Secretary of Pune branch, he later served as Secretary of Mumbai ABVP (1980-81), Jt.Organising Secretary, Mumbai (1981-83), Organising Secretary of SEIL Project of ABVP (1983-85), National Secretary (1984-87) and later General Secretary of SEIL (1990-2000). He also shouldered the responsibility of Chhatra Shakti Magazine for some years. Between1980-85, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe worked as a whole-timer of ABVP.

In 1975, after the imposition of the draconian rule of emergency as ABVP activist, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe offered Sattyagraha (silent public protest violating law followed by arrest). He was behind the bars at Yerwada Prison near Pune for about 45 days. Later, in 1983 he was a part of mass protest against the ban on an ABVP rally at Guwahati, in support of the agitating students of Assam, fighting for the detection and deportation of Bangladeshi infiltrators followed by the deletion of their names.

While pursuing his post-graduation (1978-80), Vinay Sahasrabuddhe worked with India News and Features Alliance (INFA), a features service by Inder Jit; as its Mumbai representative.

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