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Dhemaji villagers urged to shun superstitions

By The Assam Tribune

ANN Service

DHEMAJI, Feb 24: As the third phase of the Statewide programme titled ‘Raij Mel’ against blind beliefs and superstitions, sponsored by the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council and supported by the State department of science and technology, an awareness meeting against blind beliefs was organised here on February 21 on Rangkop Bolakata High School premises under the aegis of Aryabhatta Science Centre, Dhemaji block.

The meeting was chaired by Labanya Lahan Chutia, vice president, Assam Science Society, and coordinator, Aryabhatta Science Centre, Dhemaji block.

The meeting was attended by retired headmaster Hemanta Borpatra Gohain, Dr Annajyoti Gogoi, Associate Professor of Dhemaji College and Manash Pratim Dutta, secretary, Assam Science Writers’ Association, as resource persons.

Speaking at the meeting, the resource persons enlightened the people on the social evils like witch-hunting, witchcraft, black magic, fake and crude treatment by ignorant villagers, etc. They called upon the gathering to emancipate themselves from the grasp of superstition and create an environment of science-mentality in the society.

In her presidential speech, Labanya Lahan Chutia called upon the teachers and the literate section to eradicate blind beliefs and superstitions from society through a door-to-door awareness campaign.

The awareness campaign was initiated by Biren Chetia, assistant coordinator, and attended by several dignitaries, including Health Officer, Dr Dilip Narah, headmaster of Rangkop Bolakata High School, Labaram Pegu and Assam Science Society, Dhemaji district secretary, Jayprakash Deori.

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