Kalaigaon, Feb 8: Aryabhatta Science Centre, Kalaigaon block in Udalguri district organised a month long campaign against blind beliefs and superstitions prevailing among educated men in the society.
The state-wide programme against blind belief and superstitions has been sponsored by ASTEC (Assam Science Technology and Environment Council), Guwahati supported by department of Science and Technology, Assam government.
The programme will be held in each Aryabhatta Science Centre of 219 developmental blocks in 27 districts of Assam on February 7, 14 and 21.
At Kalaigaon, the campaign was held near Sunday Market at 10 am which was inaugurated by senior citizen Kami Ram Saharia. A few distinguished people of the area including retired teacher Bandhu Ram Saharia, teacher Harish Rajbongshi, social worker Bakul Sarkar and Biplab Sarkar, child scientists Barasha Deka and Nisha Deka along with district ASC coordinator Jayanta Das attended the 'Raij Mel' and educated passerby against blind beliefs and superstitions like witch hunting, snake and dog bites, witch craft, black magic, killing and poaching of animals and birds, fake and crude treatment by quacks etc. Colourful leaflets and brochures were also distributed among the people attending the Sunday weekly market at Kalaigaon.