Members of the Sixty-Four Counties Youth Movement (HVIM) gathered in Ásotthalom to meet the founder of the movement, mayor of the town László Toroczkai.
Toroczkai told young people that his main goal was to revitalize the region by saving the scattered small farms from disappearing.
Legendary “betyár” (outlaw) Sándor Rózsa
In recent months Ásotthalom received lots of media coverage in Europe due to the flood of illegal immigrants crossing the Schengen border from Serbia. Several foreign networks including BBC interviewed Toroczkai, who initially tried to stop the onslaught of illegal immigrants with only a few rangers.
The program also included attending a weekend Mass, touring a bunker and performing volunteer work at ten farms. The young people visited mostly elderly people living alone who badly needed help. They chopped wood, built a fence, and carried out all sorts of farm related work. The charitable work only lasted a few hours, but the elderly people were very grateful and thankful for the help.
(szentkoronaradio.com – hungarianambiance.com)