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Govt initiative to fight superstition
 GUWAHATI, June 12 - In view of incidents triggered by ignorance and superstitions in the State during last few months, the government plans to introduce a programme titled ‘Sanskar’ in all the development blocks and gaon panchayats very soon.

A decision to start the programme was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here yesterday evening.

Taking the Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) as the nodal agency, the programme will encompass all deputy commissioners, superintendents of police and all government departments concerned in the districts.

Moreover, all local bodies, mahila samitis, voluntary organizations, media persons, leading citizens, academicians, MPs and MLAs from ruling and opposition parties will also be the stakeholders of the programme.

Social activists like Birubala Rabha, who have been fighting tirelessly against witch-hunting, will be involved in the programme.

The programme will be replicated throughout the State on mission mode so that it can create a deterrent against superstitions and all its manifestations.

Following the tragic death of two young artistes in Karbi Anglong, the CM, while talking to the fathers of the slain youths, informed them about the programme. They (fathers) also advocated generating awareness throughout the State so that the society can be empowered to create a shield against the recurrence of such incidents in future.

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