GUWAHATI, April 4 - Assam Science Society, Ellora Vigyan Mancha, Gyan-Vigyan Samiti, Assam and CRU (NER) will take part in the Global �March for Science� on April 11, instead of April14, in the State. The change in the date of observance of the global march in the State has been done due to the Rongali Bihu coinciding with the proposed April 14 global march, said a press release here today.
On April 11, the above organisations will hold a public meeting under the banner of the All India People�s Science Network (AIPSN) at 4 pm at the Lakshmiram Baruah Sadan here. The four organisations are the constituents of AIPSN, which is organising the global march in the country on April 14.
Following the meeting, a procession will be taken out by the members and supporters of these organisations.
AIPSN has made an appeal to the people to take part in the global �March for Science� and to raise the demand for an end to the attacks on science and reasoning, and also to the practice of spreading obscurantist values though the use of public institutions.
It has also urged the people to raise their voice demanding punishment to the assassins of rationalists like Dr Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and Prof MM Kulbargi and journalist and rationalist Gauri Lankesh, enhancement in the spending on school and higher education up to six per cent of the GDP, and, increase in the spending on scientific research and development activities up to three per cent of the GDP.
The US President�s denial of the climate change and the rejection of the theory of evolution and other scientific advances by the ministers of the country�s present Union government are some of blatant examples of such attacks. The mentioned attacks on science have been accompanied by assassination of the rationalists and journalists in the country, it added.