Battle over Bhumi Pujan

October 08 2018

Recently, the unique Institute for the Promotion for Science Culture has been given a piece of land to have their new building, and the minister went to Calcutta for the bhumi-pujan. The institute was founded by Jagadish Chandra Bose, much before Independence, and the minister visited the sterling Bose Institute in Salt Lake, Calcutta. To his dismay, he found that the boundary walls of the Bose Institute were pasted with posters that denounced bhumi-pujan as ‘anti-science’.

Fast forward to a talk between the PS to the minister and a senior official at DST, who handles all the autonomous institutes under the ministry.

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