Addressing the problem of superstition

After three women suspected of practising witchcraft were murdered by the tribal population of Dubrajpur village, the administration tried to address the problem of superstition by organising a conference

pujab

Puja Bhattacharjee | January 16, 2013



To address problems that arise out of superstition, a conference was organised in the Moupal high school in gram panchayat number 8. This action came after three women suspected of practising witchcraft, were murdered by the tribal population of Dubrajpur village some days ago.

The meeting was presided over by the sub divisional officer (SDO), block development officer (BDO), the panchayat pradhan and local TMC representative. The event was organised to dispel various myths prevalent in the tribal families. High school students also attended the conference as the administration thinks it is necessary to enlighten young minds. The BDO squarely said that crime related to superstition will not be tolerated.

Leaflets were distributed listing the negative aspects of superstition and astrology. The administration tried its best to address a very pertinent issue here. Although a good number of students attended the conference, but most of them seemed distracted. Some were even trying to leave the venue and went back to their seats when the headmaster scolded them. It was a sincere effort on part of the administration. I hope the message hits home.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Fewer and fewer parliament sittings

The winter session of parliament this year is going to be from December 15 to January 5, which will result in fewer sittings and impact legislative productivity. When parliament meets for a fewer days, it is bound to have an adverse impact on the work. The parliamentarians do get to spend mo

Indians most affected by global internet policies: Aruna Sundararajan

 People in India are most affected by global internet policies, said secretary, department of telecommunications, Aruna Sundararajan. Flagging the challenges of national governance, Sundararajan said on social media India has the largest number of users.   

Three killed as train derails in UP

Three passengers were killed and around a dozen sustained grievous injuries after nine coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning. Similarly, 14 wagons of a goods train also jumped off the track near Cuttack in Odisha. 

Should Patidars of Gujarat be given reservation?

Should Patidars of Gujarat be given reservation?

Job market is currently experiencing structural change: Nathan

SV Nathan, partner and chief talent officer, Deloitte India spoke to Praggya Guptaa about the current job market situation and the upcoming opportunities in India. How would you assess the job market situation in India? If you look at the economy today

Are we seriously fighting malnutrition?

It did not surprise me when the India: health of the nation’s states, the India state-level disease burden initiative report released recently reported malnutrition the prime risk factor driving the most deaths and disability in Madhya Pradesh. Even in 1990 malnutrition was the frontrunner and after



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter