Diplomat Times (Barnala) – Humanism is established in society only through true education of enlightened quality and peace will be established only through humanistic tendencies. Peace is the root of progress. So we should stop violence, superstition, and violation of human rights and move society forward with human attitude, human love, and rational mindset.
This is the statement of Dr. Dibyajyoti Saikia, a national-level rationalist, anti-superstition leader, human rights, and national-level social worker from Assam. He was speaking as a special guest on the first day of the 12th National Conference of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations at Tarakshila Bhawan in Barnala, Punjab. The event was presided over by Narendra Nayak, national president of the Federation of Indian Rationalists Association, the main body of several anti-superstition and rationalist state and national organizations.
On this occasion the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Prof. Dr. Arvind was the Chief Guest and Uttam Nirula, Executive Member, Humanist International UK, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. Arvind said that science means new discoveries and innovations. Only intelligent people can change society. More than 500 activists and supporters from different states of the country participated in the program.
Dr. Dibyajyoti Saikia was the only representative of Assam and Northeast to participate in this program and in his address, he further said that the Constitution has given fundamental rights to Indians and has given priority to science education by calling against superstition. Article 51A(h) of the constitution also gives us the right to proceed with reason and human thought through action to establish peace. Therefore, we should exercise the rights given by the Constitution of India.
Report by Harpal Singh Correspondence Diplomat Times Punjab