New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Vice President of India Mr. Mohd. Hamid Ansari released the Hindi Translation of a set of books entitled ‘’Andhvishwas Unmoolan – ‘Aachaar, Voloume-1’, ‘Vichaar, Voloume-2’, and Siddhanth, Voloume-“ authored by late Dr. Narendra Dabholkar at a function on February 27. The translation has been done by Dr. Chanda Girish and Dr. Sunil Kumar Lawate is the Editor of the books.
Addressing on the occasion, the Vice President said that 20th August, 2013 will be remembered in the history as a Black Day when Dr. Narendra Dabholkar was murdered because he was trying to awaken people against various superstitions. Dr. Dabholkar advocated for ‘Maharashtra Anti-Superstition Law’ and just after his death, that law was passed. The Anti-Superstition Law should be made a National Law, he added.
He opined that now the people of our country need to understand as to why Rational Thinking is better than Irrational Thinking. Why some people oppose the person who thinks logically in a rational manner. He suggested that this set of three books should be translated into all Indian languages and should reach all schools and colleges for enlightening young generation against superstitions.
The book throws light on various superstitions and their ill effects on society and also on how it badly affects the lives of so many innocent people. It is divided in to three parts – first one is about basic facts about eradication of superstitions; second part gives details of the various efforts done by Maharashtra Andhshrddha Nirmoolan Samiti; and third part is theoretical which highlights all aspects of eradication of superstitions.