‘Vaidnyanik Jaanivaa Prakalp’ undertaken by ANiS should be stopped ! – Appeal by HJS 

‘Vaidnyanik Jaanivaa Prakalp’ creating confusion amongst students about God and religion

from left – Dy. District Collector Chandrakant Thorat receiving representation from Dr. Uday Dhuri and Shri. Prabhakar Bhosale

Mumbai – ‘Maharashtra Andha-shraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANiS)’ has been undertaking a project in schools and colleges called as ‘Vaidnyanik Jaanivaa (scientific awareness)’ for supposedly propagating science and knowledge. They are, however, creating confusion amongst students about matters related to God, Dharma and sanskruti (culture); therefore, the project, wherever undertaken in schools and colleges, should be immediately stopped, was the appeal made by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) to local administration. Representation was submitted to Mumbai city and suburban District Collectors on behalf of HJS. Dy. District Collector Chandrakant Thorat accepted the representation. Shri. Prabhakar Bhosale, the President of ‘Shri Shivakarya Pratishthan’ and Dr. Uday Dhuri, Mumbai spokesperson of HJS was present on the occasion. Dy. District Collector Satyanarayan Bajaj accepted the representation submitted to Mumbai suburban District Collector by Shri. Satish Sonar and Kum. Hemant Pujare of HJS.

It has been stated in the representation that …

1. Teachers, parents and students are most displeased with training given through the above projects since it is creating anti-Dharma feelings. These projects are in a way, creating communal disharmony leading to serious law and order problem at some places.

2. Types of questions asked in the question paper set under the project are – what kind of miracles are claimed to have been created by Saint Tukaram Maharaj; which are the outdated customs followed in Islam; how to keep a check on the superstition that thefts did not occur in ShaniShinganapur; what are the superstitions about ‘Vedas’; what are the ill effects of observing fast; what kind of miracles are mentioned in ‘Satyanarayan Katha’; who has said that ‘Dharma is ‘afoo chi goli (opium pill / addiction)’. The above type of questions asked in papers are creating confusion amongst students towards their Dharma and religious faiths; resulting in elimination of their religious faith and respect towards own culture. Questions asked through such question papers are actually making mockery of objects of faith; slinging mud on Dharma and creating hatred amongst students towards own Dharma. This method is misleading students; making them directionless; instead of creating awareness towards science.

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