Saturday, 6 August 2011

Rationalist Association of India - Kerala State Conference

At Kollam
On 14 th and 15 th August, 2011



Venue: Chaarvaaka Puri (Public Library Hall, Quilon)

Sunday, 14-08-2011

10.00 am: INAUGURAL SESSION

Welcome: Mr. Thengamam Balakrishnan, Ex-MLA
Presiding: Mr. Abdul Ali:K.K. (President, State Unit, RAI)

Mr. Sreeni Pattathaanam ( Gen. Secretary, State Unit, RAI) will introduce General outlines and themes of the conference.
Other important personalities include:
Kurra Hanumantha Rao (Chairman, RAI),
Dr. Gumma Veeranna (President, Andhra Pradesh State Unit, RAI),
Mr. Sudan Jotting(Kashmir),
Dr. V. Nehru (President, Tamil Nadu Rationalist Forum),
Dr. K.S. David (Chairman, BYS Award Committee).

Vote of Thanks: Mr. P.T. Varghese (President, Kollam District committee, RAI)

11.30 a.m. SEMINAR

' Resurgence of Casteism and the Necessity of Reservations for the Castless'

Mr. Meduri Sathya Narayana (General Secretary, RAI) will inaugurate the seminar.
Mr.T. Parameswaran will preside,
Mr. P. Sivan (Sec.,Kollam Dist. committee, RAI) will introduce the topic.

Mr. P.V. Basheer (President, Association for Inter-caste Marriages), Mr. C.L.N. Gandhi (Treasurer, RAI), Adv. P.A. Pouran, (Chairman, State Unit, PUCL) etc. are among the speakers.

2.00 p.m. DEBATE

' Religious Extremism Against Democratic and Human Values '

Prof. Hameed Chennamangalloor will inaugurate the session.
Mr. Abdulla Meppayur will preside.
Mr. Syed Mohamed Aanakkayam will introduce the topic.
Ms. Indulekha, Prof. Joseph Varghese,Mr. Renga Nayakulu, Mrs. Rayana, Mr. Johnson Ayiroor etc. will speak.

4.00 p.m. TALK
on

'Cyber Superstitions and Online Magical Remedies '

by
Dr. Anil Kumar ( Cheif Psychiatrist, Medical College, Kottayam).
Dr. Ramanujan will preside over the meeting.

5.00 p.m. EXPOSURE OF MIRACLES
( Mr. Muhammad Khan and party ).

6.00 p.m. PUBLIC MEETING


MONDAY, 15-08-2011

9.00 a.m.

Study Class

based on the book
' THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH '

by
Prof. C. Ravichandran ( University College, Trivandrum )

11.30 a.m. DISUSSION-1

'Religion, Marxism and Rationalism '

2.00 p.m. DISCUSSION-2

'Need for an Activists' Forum for Writers of Irreligious Literature '

Mr. R.K. Malayath (the famous Magician) will inaugurate the session.
Mr.Prabhakaran Elayavoor will preside.
Mr. Kureepuzha Sreekumar ( Malayalam poet) will present the theme for discussion.
Speakers include Mr. Jayan Edakkad, Mr. G.R. Indu gopan, Nettiyadan.....................

3.00p.m. Business meeting of Delegates

6.00p.m. VARIETY ENTERTAINMENTS

YOU ARE INVITED.

(The invitation was forwarded to us by Mr. Abdul Majeed, Kerala)

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