Inculcate scientific temper in the time of pandemic

 

 

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AIPSN has started observing scientific temper day from 20th August 2018, the day on which five years ago, a planned attack by the right wing communalist force killed Narendra Achchut Dabholkar, a devoted propagator of scientific temper. We have started observing this day along with MANS, an organization for eradicating superstitious beliefs and obscurantist ideas, founded by Dabholkar.

In the very first year we have declared that, we will continue to observe this day every year with an aim to unmask the blue print of ruling obscurantist and superstitious forces in propagating communalism, myths, blind faiths, religious belief and Vedic superiority over scientific findings, ignoring long standing and time tested scientific theories. These forces are citing mythical facts which are beyond verification and never stand on critical thinking. The ruling forces of our country are using their administrative positions to disseminate various dark and backward ideas. Even they are using Indian national science congress platform to propagate their agenda among people of science. Right to speak, to ask, to debate, to be dissent, etc is being considered as an offence. Pluralistic culture, a cultural heritage of our freedom struggle, is being brutally smashed by using state power. At the same time, this ruling anti-science power is hampering fundamental research in modern arenas of scientific interest by curtailment of funds and fellowships. At the same time they are shamelessly spending public money in the areas of research which will only serve their spiritual, communal and political interest. We strongly condemn all this efforts of the ruling power nullifying our constitutional right of inculcating scientific temper.

We are confident to declare that, promoting scientific temper, defending plurality, harmony and composite culture is a fundamental duty of all citizens, and especially of professional scientists and social scientists, as indicated in the directive Principles of our Constitution. The right and duty to question is basic, not only for science, but also for democracy.

At the time of this Covid 19 pandemic, when a wise walk on scientific path is more prudent and essential, we are disheartened to see that the state power is proceeding in the path of gimmick and caricature without showing any seriousness. Already the total Covid infected people of our country became third highest in number in global context and soon it may reach to the second position. The infection is sharply rising and there is almost no concern to resist it from the people in power. The authority had shown little interest to tackle the situation by imposing forced Quarantine to the newly arrived citizens of our country and closely monitoring them later. Proper measures were not also taken by providing advisory to restrict the spread of virus through maintaining distance etc till ‘Namaste Trump’ programme and grabbing power by the ruling force in the state of Madyapradesh was complete. After that an unplanned lockdown, not providing food, shelter and money to the poor and working mass at the time of lockdown, irrelevant and unscientific measures like banging of pot and pans to banish the deadly virus, allow advocating for cow urine as the covid inhibitor, worsen the situation more. Privatisation of health care and lack of public health infrastructure has worsened the situation. The pandemic is now beyond control and generating new thoughts towards the essentiality of an welfare state, with scientific understanding as the basis of life.

At the time of pandemic the central government is taking various measures curtailing human rights, democratic norms, and scientific understanding. Environmental regulations are largely diluted and they are in the process of diluting it more by quietly allowing environmental projects diluting EIA norms. Their inhuman face is unmasked as they still impose GST duty on sanitizer and mask, which are now essential to all. Recently in the name of load reduction they have drastically removed topics related to evolution, genetics, ecology, environment and forest, human welfare, democracy, diversity, secularism, citizenship, federal structure, food security, cast and religion etc, from the CBSE class 12 curriculum. The most relevant parts of biological science for future socio-economic understanding and major conceptual part to have ‘idea of India’ and its cultural heritage are thus going to be denied to future generation. We strongly oppose this.

All these blatant attacks on scientific temper are to be vigorously resisted and the culture of critical thinking and plurality are to be safeguarded. Science supporters and general citizens of our country have to play an important role today in defending scientific, democratic, secular and diverse fabric of Indian Constitution.

AIPSN appeals to all organizations, institutions and individuals committed to promoting scientific temper to come together for observing the National Scientific Temper Day, 2020 on 20th August and work together in the days to come to overcome the pandemic health crisis in addition to defeating the ideology of communal hate politics and privatisation. Let us build an India of reason and humanism with well informed, truly self reliant, scientific and empowered citizens.

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1 Dr. Debasish Pal PBVM
2 Satyajit Roy Teacher
3 Indrajit Hazra BSPS,purba bardhaman
4 Ashim Mukherjee PBVM Science activists
5 T P Sukumaran KSSP
6 Jyotirmoy Rudra BSPS
7 Rama Rudra BSPS
8 Sutapa Ghosal BSPS, West Bengal
9 Dipankar Ghosal PBVM
10 Mohan kumar chetry GVSAssam
11 L R Rao Citu
12 Sathya Poorna A S FMRAI
13 Vajendra kulkarni FMRAI
14 H.S.Krishnamurthy. Insurance gic
15 ANAMIKA CHATTERJEE BSPS WEST BENGAL
16 Ratan Bhowmik C.R.U.
17 George victor Kssp
18 Sreekumar G Nair kssp
19 Arjun M KSSP
20 Manju S KSSP
21 Manikantan R KSSP
22 VINOD SRIRAMPURA CITU
23 Harish Pejavar activist
24 Abdulaziz Activist
25 Geetha Surathkal activist
26 MONODIP MITRA Ellora Vigyan Manch
27 Dr.Haraprasad Samaddar BSPS
28 Ratan Bhowmik C.R.U.
29 Soumya Dasgupta Advocacy
30 Samapti Sanyal Teacher
31 Indrajit Hazra BSPS,purba bardhaman
32 Sib Sankar chatterjee BSPS,purba bardhaman
33 ANAMIKA CHATTERJEE BSPS WEST BENGAL
34 Mrityunjoy Baruah Ellora Vigyan Mancha, Madhya Guwahati
35 Nimai Poddar Saheed Anurup Chandra Mahavidyalaya
36 Suprabhat Mallick BSPS
37 Shyamal Mukherjee BSPS Kolkata district commitee member
38 Rina chowdhury activist
39 Ratan Bhowmik C.R.U.
40 Srijit das activist
41 Debabrata Ghosh BSPS CAL DC
42 PRADIP BASU Paschimbango Ganobijnan Samannay Kendra
43 Bidyut Chakraborty CRU
44 RATAN BHOWMIK Cru
45 Srijit das Cru
46 Chandana roy chowdhury activist
47 Ranjit Chatterjee activist
48 SUBIR BHATTACHARJEE activist
49 Samik Sanyal Bsps
50 Debdeep Bose CRU
51 Shibu A S KSSP
52 Krishanu Mahapatra BSPS,West Bengal
53 Biplab Dey Activist
54 Enamul Karim Retired teacher
55 Subrata pal B.S.P.S
56 Arnab Bhattacharjee activist
57 Dr Debeswar Das EVM
58 Sisir Bhattacharjee activist
59 Paritosh Kanti Choudhury Activist
60 Dr. Manabendra Nath Bhattacharjee Education, Retired Chemistry Teacher
61 PARTHA MITRA BSPS, WESTBENGAL
62 Kamal esh Gupta Ellora Vigyan Mancha
63 Deepak Goswami Retd DDG NIC
64 Kamal esh Gupta Ellora bigyan mancha,Assam
65 Ramesh Chander Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti , Hisar
66 Abani kr. Sutradhar Ellora Vigyan Mancha, guwahati
67 Mrinal kumar Dutta Activist
68 Tarini Deka Activist
69 jagadish dutta EVM
70 Ranjank Sarmah professor
71 Pradip kanti Palit Activist
72 Shahnawaz Activist
73 Bipul Dev Sarmaj Ellora Vigyam Mancj
74 Satyajit Roy Teacher
75 Prabhat Banerjee Activist
76 Pankaj chopra Cru
77 Dr. H. C. Kalita Professor of cardiology, Assam medical college
78 Ramesh Sevu Naik KRVP
79 Rintu Dey CRU(NER)
80 Amitava Das CRU
81 Susmit Isfaq Ellora Vigyan Mancha
82 Dr Pinaki Sengupta Retd Chief Scietist, CSIR-NEIST Jorhat, Assam
83 Baharul Islam service
84 H.K.Duwarah Ilura vigyan Manch,Assam
85 Abani kr. Sutradhar Ellora Vigyan Mancha, guwahati
86 Kamal Sarma Ellora vigyan manch
87 Rituparno Giswami Ellora Vigyan Mancha
88 Asoke pal Activist
89 Sib Sankar chatterjee BSPS,purba bardhaman
90 Dr Ratan C Bhattacharyya Ellora Vigyaan Mancha
91 Jayantee MEDICAL DOCTOR
92 Dimbeswar Chetia Activist
93 Bharat Ch. Dutta. Retired teacher
94 Sankar Kumar Das Member, Elora Vigyan Mancha, Guwahati
95 Isfaqur Rahman Ellora Vigyan Mancha
96 Sipra Dutta (Majumder) Activist
97 Pradip kanti Palit Activist
98 Santosh Kumar Chattopadhyay Member , State Committee , Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha
99 Ranjith KSSP
100 Parameswaran. D S K S S P
101 HARIHARAN K KSSP
102 Jinu Kumar v Kssp
103 Pradip kanti Palit Activist
104 Ruma Chakrabarty House wife
105 Kamal Kumar Hazra Bsps West Bengal
106 AVIJIT DASGUPTA activist
107 Malini bhattacharya All India Democratic Womens Association
108 Bharat Bhushan HGVS, SIRSA, HARYANA.
109 Advocate Shibotosh Chatterjee A.I.L.U.
110 Sutapa Ghosal activist
111 ABDUL HAMEED E KSSP
112 K. Rajendra Udupa Retired Professor
113 Dc Rawat activist
114 R.Priyanka TNSF
115 KOYEL PAL CHOWDHURY activist
116 Kamal Kumar Hazra activist
117 NIZAMUDDIN AHMED Dwarakanath Kotnis Memorial Committeee
118 Shyamal Gan FOSET
119 Srimanta Mukherjee activist
120 AMITAVA SENGUPTA activist
121 Usha Mandal activist
122 Biplab Ghosh BGVS
123 Rakhi Majumder Teacher
124 Anup Sen Pashim Banga Vigyan Mancha
125 Rakhi Majumder activist
126 Subarsa Chakraborty Student
127 Binoy Basu Mallik activist
128 Sutapa Chakraborty activist
129 Palahalli Vishwanath Tifr(retd)
130 DEBAPAM CHATTERJEE activist
131 kamala Menon DELHI SCIENCE FORUM
132 Bidhan Chandra Sarkar activist
133 Ałokesh Chowdhury activist
134 UJJAL KUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY PBVM
135 Arnab Roy Assn of State Engineers & Technical Officers ,West Bengal
136 Susmita Majumder Pbvm
137 Kuntal Biswas PBVM
138 Ramesh Chander Haryana vigyan manch
139 Ashok Gaidhani BGVS Maharashtra
140 Meenakshi Sundaram activist
141 Kamal Kumar Hazra BSPS Burdwan
142 Phalguni Chaudhuri activist
143 PRAHLAD DATTA GUPTA activist
144 Rinku Chakraborty activist
145 Gokul Chandra Das Retired Principals Forum, West Bengal
146 Shivalingaiah Tumakuru science centre
147 BENU TARAFDER BSPS
148 Nandini Kajuri teacher
149 Subrata mitra BSPS
150 SOUMENDRA ASH Teacher
151 Chanchal kr chatterjee activist
152 Biswajit Dey P.B.V.M. & Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya
153 গোপাল অধিকারী Bsps
154 Dr. Arabinda Das Gupta BSPS
155 Surajit Ghosh BSPS
156 Subodh kr. Saha activist
157 Sourav Chatterjee activist
158 Sudipto Chakraborti activist
159 Ashim Mukherjee PBVM Science activists
160 Sunil kumar dhadka BGVS
161 Ram Pranay Ganguly PBVM
162 Asish Kumar Ray Bangiya Sakharata Prasar Samiti
163 Utpal Ray BSPS
164 RAHUL MAJUMDER BSPS West Bengal
165 Sadananda Nandi Bangiya Saksharata Prasar Samity
166 PARTHA MITRA Bangiya Saksharata Prasar Samity
167 Amit Biswas Pachim banga vijnan mancha
168 Ram Pranay Ganguly PBVM
169 Anindya BOSE The University of Burdwan
170 Jai Vipra writer
171 Soma gupta activist
172 BIRENDRA KUMAR ACHARYA Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti
173 Harendra Nath Satpathi activist
174 K K Natarajan Tamil Nadu Science Forum
175 Taruna Nayak BGVS Koraput
176 T . Venkatesha Murphy Samudaya , Bengaluru
177 Sandip mukherjee Medical science
178 Dr Sourav Kundu BSPS
179 Anushraba Sarkar Professional
180 B.ghosh activist
181 Anup Kumar Sarkar BSPS, West Bengal
182 Sachita Mandal BGVS KORAPUT
183 Sankar pangi BGVS
184 Joyanta Kundu activist
185 PARTHASARATHI Chakraborty PBVM
186 Muni Parichha B G V S Gajapati
187 DHARAMSINGH HGVS, HISAR, HARYANA
188 Sachita Mandal BGVS KORAPUT
189 Krushna chandra Nayak BGVS kora put
190 Sangram paika BGVS Gajapati
191 SURESH KUMAR PANDIT BGVS KORAPUT
192 Dr.geyanand JVV,andhra pradesh
193 Gopal Krishna Kothadalai BGVS Gajapati
194 Radhakanta nayak BGVS Koraput
195 Harilal Nath Journalist
196 Sunil Khan B.S.P.S
197 Dr Bhabani Sankar Joardar Paschimbanga Bigyan. Mancha
198 ভূপাল চক্রবর্তী সাংবাদিক
199 Saroj Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology
200 Tapas Gangopadhyay activist
201 Satyajit Chakrabarti PBVM / AIPSN
202 D.Raghunandan Delhi Science Forum
203 Nalini tnsf
204 M.Radha Tnsf
205 Amitava Roy West Bengal Bigayan Mancha
206 Kali Krishna Jasu activist
207 Partha Chattopadhyay activist
208 Anindita Bhaumim activist
209 Amarendranath Bandyoppadhyay STFI
210 Komal Srivastava BGVS
211 Sujit Kumar Ghosh activist
212 Mayasadhudatta Paschimbanga vigyan mancha
213 Tapan giri Paschimbanga vigyan mancha
214 DEBOJYOTI SEN SHARMA AAM ADMI
215 Satbir Singh DHBVN
216 Pradip Basu Paschimbango Ganobijnan Samannay Kendra
217 anil BGVS,Rajasthan
218 Gourab Mukherjee Information Technology Worker
219 Susmita Majumder activist
220 Dr Debaprasad Mukhopadhyay Associate professor (Retd.)
221 Swapan panda Activist
222 Dr Arun Nagalingam Director Hargobind Khorana Science Centre
223 Bimal Kumar Das FOSET,Kolkata,West Bengal
224 N Prabha KRVP
225 Shaik Salman Autonomous
226 Vishal Martin B.com
227 Manzoor Javaid AIPSN
228 Dwijendra Bhowmik activist
229 Dr C Ramakrishnan BGVS, KSSP
230 Ramachandra H M Retired teacher Bgvs karanataka
231 JOYDEB CHANDRA PASCHIMBANGA VIGYAN MANCHA
232 Indrajit Banerjee activist
233 L.Prabakaran TNSF
234 Dr.S.R.Sethuraman tnsf
235 bdkaler Bahujan Social Foundation
236 Chandrakanth Secular movement
237 Santanu Nandy activist
238 sushmita bhowmick p.b.v.m
239 Kunjathur A.K.V.sangha
240 Nagan activist
241 M. R. Nandan Mysore Science Foundation
242 Tapan Saha Bangiya Bijnan Parishad
243 Anup Kumar Sarkar BSPS, West Bengal
244 A S Nataraj activist
245 AMIT NAIDU DURG UNIVERSITY
246 Dr Arvind Gopal Kulkarni Learning Developers, Bangalore
247 Nagaragere Ramesh AKVVS
248 Raju K Editor, Puthiya Asiriyan
249 Dr Sudhapada Basu PBVM, HM KHARAGPUR
250 Saumen chakraborty P.B.B.Mancha
251 Tarun Mukherjee activist
252 Sanjeev Kerala Shasjthra Sahithya Parishad
253 T S Nithyananda TUMKUR SCIENCE CENTRE
254 Bonala Mahipal activist
255 Somashekharaiah c s See Siddaganga college of arts science and commerce
256 পার্থ মুখোপাধ্যায় ইছামতী বিজ্ঞান কেন্দ্র, পশ্চিমবঙ্গ বিজ্ঞান মঞ্চ
257 Sreesankar T P AIPSN
258 Renuka pavoor Bgvs
259 Niranjan aradhya KRVP, BGVS
260 Geetha.M GFGC, Shikaripura
261 Amit Kumar Mukherjee PBVM
262 H. Reikhu Activist
263 Anil Krishnan P Bangalore Science Collective
264 Narasimha Murthy Swaraj India
265 Nihar Ranjan padhy BGVS Odisha BGVS ODISHA
266 RADHAN K KSSP
267 Uttam kumar saha activist
268 Malkhan singh activist
269 Satyajit BANDYOPADHYAY PBVM
270 Basab Basak PBVM
271 Prabhat Kumar Das BGVS Odisha
272 U Basavaraja AIKS
273 Hanuman Suthar Haryana
274 R Kalyan Kumar Research Engineer
275 Parbhu Singh activist
276 Ravula Varaprasad Jana Vignana Vedika telangana
277 Vivekaanandhan MUTA
278 Nikhil Ranjan Paul activist
279 SohanDass Aipsn
280 T Yashavantha KPRS
281 G C Manoharan Retd Teacher
282 Dr. Baljit Singh Bhyan HGVS
283 Satyavir Singh activist
284 Kuldeep Singh activist
285 Tapan Saha Bangiya Bijnan Parishad
286 Dr. Mihirlal Roy Tripura Bijnan Manch
287 RAM Niwas activist
288 Parwati Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti , Hisar
289 Amita Mitra PBVM gayeshpur, Nadia
290 N Mani Tamil Nadu science forum
291 Anand Prakash activist
292 K. Pappootty KSSP
293 ANIL KUMAR HARYANA POLICE
294 V. Rollen Dumai BGVS Manipur
295 KAMANASHIS GOSWAMI activist
296 Dr. Debasish Pal PBVM
297 Rajesh Kumar HGVS
298 Ray activist
299 MANIM RAJLI HGVS RAJLI
300 Satbir Nagal Haryana Vigyan Manch
301 ANIL KUMAR. MAHANTA BGVS KORAPUT SEMILIGUDA
302 Dilbag singh Activist
303 Ran Singh Haryana Vigyan Manch Rohtak
304 Sumita Kumar Activist
305 Dilip Kumar Bagh BGVS Koraput
306 Sindhu s KSSP
307 Nageswar Rao Y S JVV Andhra Pradesh
308 SURENDER SINGH GSSS SUNGARPUR
309 Ankush HGVS Haryana
310 AMARJEET Activist
311 Suresh Kumar Education
312 Vijender Kumar Teacher
313 Thiyagarajan m Tnsf
314 Dr. R K SHARMA HGVS
315 K.B.Mahadevappa K.j.v.s.
316 Prajval Shastri Aipsn
317 Th.Sanii Stephen BGVS Manipur
318 Akhyansh BGVS CHATTISGARH
319 Radhey Shyam Pritam Education
320 Anish kumar Activist
321 Krishan Kumar बार COUNCIL BHIWANI
322 Ompal Yadav Activist
323 Swastik C Indian institute of Astrophysics
324 vani v chatterjee IISc
325 Krishan Kumar Activist
326 Surender Kumar Activist
327 Mayasadhudatta Activist
328 Harinarayan Chakrabarty Paschim Banga Vigyan Mancha
329 SAUGATA DAS PBVM. DAKSHIN DINAJPUR. SCHOOL TEACHER.
330 K. Padma Retired Professor in Economics, SGA Government Degree College, Yellamanchili, AP
331 Durgapada Das Pbvm
332 Theni Sundar Tnsf
333 U . N. Nair Former Professor of PMR
334 Dr. V. Sukumaran Tamil Nadu Science Forum
335 Ravinder iiap
336 MJ. Prabakar TNSF
337 Satish Kalra Haryana Vigyan Manch
338 Sudhansu Sekhar Padhi Activist
339 Dr. Debasish Pal PBVM
340 Upendra shanker Jaladharaabhiyan.jaipur
341 Ramesh Chander Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Hisar
342 K.Malar Selvi TNSF
343 Mukta sinha Bgvs
344 SN Tandon MTECH
345 Dr C Ramakrishnan BGVS, KSSP
346 M.Radha Tnsf
347 Dr. Ali Imam Khan Science For Society, Jharkhand
348 Moses Prabhu TNSF
349 Prabhat Kumar Das BGVS
350 S. SUKUMAR TNSF
351 Meenakshi Sundaram General Secretary CITU Karnataka
352 Prabir Purkayastha Editor, Newsclick
353 Dr.Kuldip Singh Tanwar. IFS (R) AIKS.
354 Gyan vigyan samiti, uttar pradesh GVS , U.P.
355 BIRLA NAIDU P JVV
356 Sanjeev sinha Gvs
357 Ramki Tnsf
358 B. Rajasekhar Rahul Janavignana Vedika, Andhra Pradesh
359 Er P Murugesa Pandian Tamil Nadu Science Forum
360 R V BINDU KSSP
361 Mr. A. Maria Micheal Theepan Student
362 Dr. Santosh Mudgil Vice President, BGVS, Haryana
363 Samir Dass Jharkhand Science Forum & JSA
364 Dr. Brijesh V K M E S Ponnani College Ponnani
365 Vimala.k.s AIDWA
366 Savita Rani Activist
367 BLORIN KUMAR MOHANTY BGVS ODISHA
368 N Prabha AIPSN
369 senthamil selvan Tamil Nadu Science Forum
370 Rishi. Saravanan TNSF
371 Ved Priya HGVS Haryana
372 Pramod Gouri H G V S Haryana
373 Ramesh Mysuru science theater
374 Manisha Haryana Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Haryana
375 Abdhul Nizar M A Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishath
376 Dr Y K Sona CGVS
377 Satbir Nagal Haryana Vigyan Manch
378 Pappu sharma Bgvs rajasthan
379 Syamal Chakrabarti PBVM University of Calcutta
380 Pramod Gouri H G V S Haryana
381 NIDHI SINGH Chhattisgarh Vigyan Sabha
382 Gouranga Ch Mohapatra BGVS, Odisha/JSA, Odisha
383 Dr P N Verma Mahatma Gandhi College - KARELI MP
384 S. Chatterjee Indian Institute of Astrophysics (Retired)
385 OM PRAKASH SEN CGVS KANKER CHHATTISGARH
386 Rakesh Tandan Govt.H.S.School Utarda
387 Kamlesh BGVS Uttarakhand
388 Subhasish Garain Science activist, PBVM , West Bengal
389 Pradip Kumar Mahapatra PBVM and Jadavpur University
390 Naresh Prerna AIPSN
391 Dharmendra Kumar Sahu Mechanical Engineer/Clerk
392 K. Padma Retired Professor in Economics
393 Soumen Mondal Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha
394 Vishwas Meshram Chhattisgarh Vigyan Sabha
395 Mohan kumar chetry GVSAssam
396 Ambikesh Mahapatra Jadavpur University
397 Tapan kumar Mishra PBVM
398 Arunabha Misra PBVM/AIPSN
399 Nrusingha charan Pradhan BGVS,Odisha
400 S.DHINESH KUMAR Project associate tamilnadu science forum Ramanathapuram District
401 Kannadasan Tnsf
402 K.Balasubramanian TNSF
403 Ranbir Singh Dahiya HGVS Haryana
404 Ponniah Rajamanickam AIPSN
405 Dr. S. Krishnaswamy Retired from Madurai Kamaraj University