GUWAHATI, Sept 25 - The third State conference of the city-based anti-superstition and pro-scientific temper voluntary organisation, Ellora Vigyan Mancha will be held at the Sahitya Sabha Bhawan of Barpetaroad town with a two-day programme from September 28.
The Mancha said in a statement here today that around 180 delegates from its 35 branches across the State will take part in the conference, which will be inaugurated by noted medical scientist, teacher and researcher Dr Satyajit Rath at a function scheduled to be held at 12 noon of September 28.
Noted ophthalmologist Dr Harsha Bhattacharjee, senior principal scientist of the Jorhat-based CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology Dr Manabjyoti Bardoloi and ex-president of the Assam Science Society Dr Barindra Kumar Sarma will take part in the inaugural function as distinguished guests.
The inaugural function will be followed by the delegates' session of the conference. Earlier, a procession will be taken out in the morning of September 28.
Noted artiste Sudakshina Sarma and her son artiste Rishiraj Sarma will also take part in the EVM programme as special guests, said the statement.
For the purpose of organising the conference, an organising committee has been formed with Dr Narayan Das as the president and Jagannath Rabidas and Devaraj Chetry as the joint secretaries. Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of Barpeta and Baksa districts, and several leading personalities of the two districts have also been involved in the organising committee.
Simultaneously with the delegates' session, a �meet the scientists� programme has also been planned at the Barpeta Road Hindi High School auditorium at 2-30 pm of September 28. This programme has been organised to spreading scientific temper among the members of the younger generation.