|Social & Political activities
Shri P.B. Acharya was the activist of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) from 1951 to 1977 and held responsibility of various posts including All India President of ABVP in 1969. From 1975 he was an underground Sangh worker till the Emergency was declared and was a Jan Sangh Activist (1976). He was elected as Senate Member to the Mumbai University from Commerce Graduate Constituency. Shri P.B. Acharya was the Academic Council Member (1988-1991) and Executive Council Member (1981-1991) of Mumbai University. He was the founder General Secretary of Student Experience in Inter-state Living (SEIL) and engaged in SEIL Project from 1967 – exchange of students from North East tribal States and vice versa. He was also the founder and General Secretary of the Indian Fellowship Centre (INFC), an NGO registered in 1975, with an objective to strengthen brotherhood/fellowship and Nationalism in North East and their strategic border areas having branches in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura.
Shri P.B. Acharya has become an active political worker during the Emergency in 1977 and elected as Ward President of Janata Party, Juhu, Mumbai in 1977. In 1980, Shri Acharya has become member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was elected as the BJP President of North West District in 1987 and later in 1989 has become the Committee Member of Mumbai BJP. In 1991, he was elected as National Executive M ember, BJP, in-charge of North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland. He was also All India National Secretary of the BJP and in-charge of North Eastern States from 1995-2002 and National Executive Member from 2002 with the charge of Kerala, Lakshwadeep and Tamil Nadu. Shri Acharya was in-charge of SC/ST Morcha, Co-convenor of Overseas Friends of BJP and National Prahari of North East India Sampark Cell.
Shri P.B. Acharya was actively engaged with “My Home is India”, a Project of ABVP for the tribal children from North East; and students from Arunachal Pradesh stayed and studied at his residence for 3 to 10 years (1969-79). He involved in the activities (since 1975) of Academy for Indian Tribal Dialects at Rani Ma Gaidinlu Bhavan – a publication wing of INFC and published 10 booklets on Tribal Nationalist leaders like Rani Ma Gaidinlu (Nagaland), U.Tirot Singh and Jaban Bay (Meghalaya), Dr. Dying Ering and Narottam (Arunachal Pradesh) and also tribal proverbs, folk-tales and poems.
Shri P.B. Acharya was associated with Janata Kalyan Kendra, Registered Trust, Mumbai for backward community service oriented member organization. He was also associated with Educational Trust Mumbai as Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman, President – for the last 35 years. Life Member of the Trust running educational institutes, Schools and Colleges, Architecture College, MCVC College, Junior Commerce College and Centre for Development and Advanced Computing (CDAC) Institute.
Shri Acharya is widely travelled and has visited many countries like USA, Canada, Europe, Mexico, China, Singapore, Malaysia
and Thailand. He travelled with educated youth for 25 years all over India and visited North Eastern strategic border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura nearly about 100 times. Also visited Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Ladakh and many other parts of India.