KALAIGAON, June 20 - An awareness meeting against superstition and wrong cultures practised in the society was held at Bhergaon in Udalguri district. The meet was organised by sub-divisional administration of Bhergaon at the conference hall of the SDO (Civil) office on June 18.
The motto was to create awareness among people against superstitious beliefs and wrong doings prevalent in the society as directed by the Chief Minister. The meeting was presided over by DN Hazarika, SDO (Civil), Bhergaon. All the officers of different departments and staff were present in the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, SDO (Civil) said that people must strongly condemn the Dokmoka incident and asked all the people never to get engaged in any type of superstitious beliefs. He said that although the digital world had shortened distance of communication and added to the globalization process, still people haven’t been able to come out of their own shells of misconception and wrong cultures. People should use the social media only for good causes and developmental work and not for spreading rumours and superstitions.
According to him, development and scientific awareness programmes and streetplays are extremely necessary to free the minds of the people from the clutches of superstitions. “Today many forms of superstitions like witch-hunting, appearances of gods and goddesses in human forms etc., have damaged the basic foundation of the Assamese society for which many innocent people are being killed in the hands of some anti-social people,” he said.
Other speakers in their speeches also motivated all the people to cooperate to eradicate all types of narrow mindedness from the society. Disadvantages of social media were also discussed in the meeting, specially its ill effects on the mindsets of the youths.