JVV district plenum held: Call to spread scientific temper among rural masses

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The speakers at the district plenum of Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV) Warangal district committee have stressed on the need of spreading scientific thinking among the masses.

Hanamkonda: The speakers at the district plenum of Jana Vignana Vedika (JVV) Warangal district committee have stressed on the need of spreading scientific thinking among the masses.

In view of growing superstitious practices in the society these days, all educated persons should propagate rationale thinking. For the past 30 years, the JVV was inculcating scientific temperament by taking up various programmes, said the vedika founder member Prof A Ramachandraiah of NIT Warangal.

The professor, who is the editor of a Telugu magazine for children, Chekumuki, said with the help of the magazine, the JVV has been reaching out to the students in instilling scientific knowledge and thinking.

The parents should play an active role in shaping their children as rationale beings with humanism, self-confidence to reach heights in their careers, Prof Ramachandraiah added while addressing the gathering at the district plenum in Hanamkonda on Monday.

The plenum was inaugurated by KUDA Chairman M Yadava Reddy. He expressed concern at the increasing trend of educated persons becoming victims of superstitions. Such trend was dangerous to the development of the nation.

He appreciated the JVV for its efforts in spreading scientific knowledge by conducting science workshops, especially in rural and tribal areas. He promised to ensure road connectivity to JVV office.

The JVV district president D Prabhakara Chary said the main objective of the vedika was to eradicate superstitions in the rural areas and disseminate scientific knowledge among the rural folks. For this purpose, the vedika has adopted a practical approach of conducting experiments.

The vedika honorary president Dr B. Jagadeesh Babu, a well-known psychiatrist, expressed serious concern over increasing tendency of committing suicide. According to WHO, 20 per cent of Indians would be suffering from mental illness by 2020.

To overcome this, there was a need to strengthen government hospitals. Among those committing suicides, 80 per cent were literates and majority of them were residents of metropolitan cities, he noted.

NIT W in-charge Registrar
Prof K Laxma Reddy, JVV honorary presidents P Anand Kumar and V Prabhavathi, office bearers M Ramulu, D Satya prakash, P Umamaheswara Rao and others were present.

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