Vowing to take the mission of the late Dr Narendra Dabholkar forward, a group of 40 students from different colleges in Pune have come up with the ‘Sajag, Viveki, Nirbhay Hou’ (We shall be alert, rational and fearless) campaign, in which they plan to spread the anti-superstition message by conducting seminars in various colleges in the city.
The campaign kicked off with a three-day event on Tuesday at Sir Parshurambhau (SP) College in which students conducted a seminar and demonstrated the scientific explanations behind various superstitions.
Shrenik Lodha, a student of BJ Medical College said, “Over 250 students from SP College participated in the seminar, where we revealed the science behind different magic tricks that godmen show to devotees and fool them. We want to make people aware about this and want them to stop being superstitious.”
Akash Sawant, a student of Wadia College, said, “We are planning to approach College of Engineering Pune, Fergusson College, Abhinav College and the Ranade Institute and conduct similar seminars at various colleges. If they oppose our campaign, we are prepared to protest on the streets.”