The Humanist and Rationalist Organisation (HRO), Ganjam observed the National Scientific Temper Day here on Tuesday to mark the death anniversary of humanist and rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.
Noted persons participating in the programme opined that superstitious, sorcery and black magic practices should be stopped for building a better human society. People should be made aware with scientific reasons that there no ghosts, spirits, witches, rebirth, heaven, hell, horoscopy and black magic on the earth.
“Scientific temper is a lifestyle. This can be adopted by both science learners and non-learners. Scientific temper can be achieved through one’s inquisitiveness to know reality before everything that happens or comes along his or her life. Thorough scientific thoughts and researches, fire, cultivation methods, agriculture equipments, industrial development and travel to moon were invented. Scientific temper brings development in society,” viewed speakers.
Among others, ET Rao, K Nandesh Senapati, Kishore Chandra Mishra, E Raja Suresh, K Basab Raju, B Balakrushna, Pratap Chandra Pradhan, Pratap Chandra Nayak, A Malaleshawar Rao, Abani Gaya, Shyam Sundar Khadanga, J Suresh and Rajabala Tripathy were present.