Thursday, 8 December 2011

Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) - 8th National Conference


The 8th National Conference of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA) will be held at Nagpur, Maharashtra, on 11th and 12th February 2012.

FIRA, an apex body of more than 75 rationalist, atheist, skeptic, secularist and science organisations in India., is committed to the development of scientific temper and humanism in India.. The Federation is affiliated to International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU).

The conference will be hosted by Akhil Bharatiya Andhshraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (ABANS), one of the founding members of FIRA.

“The two day FIRA National Conference will be the convergence of all Rationalists from almost all States of the Country. This will be a unique opportunity to listen and gain knowledge from the discussions and deliberations carried out by the Functionaries of the Affiliate Organisations”, says the organizers.

We reproduce below the brochure brought out by ABANS giving details of the conference: 




AKHIL BHARATIYA ANDHASHRADDHA NIRMOOLAN SAMITI
Naya Khoon, Cotton Market, Nagpur 440018
PH: 272653-Off. PH: 2749083-Res, m: 9970169083
email: harish_deshmukh52@yahoo.com or avinashsovani@yahoo.co.in

Proud & Privileged Host Of 8th National Conference
FEDERATION OF INDIAN RATIONALIST ASSOCIATIONS (FIRA)
AT
Mor Hindi Bhawan, Ramgopal Maheshwari Sabhagruha,
 Rani Jhansi Square,
Sitabardi,
Nagpur - 440001
on
Saturday AND Sunday 11th AND 12th February 2012
The Akhil Bharatiya Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti, Nagpur, founded by Prof. Shyam Manav (National Organiser), is a humanistic organisation registered way back in 1986 and working for eradication of blind belief since the year 1982 and because of its numerous exposures in the early days the city of Nagpur has earned the nick name of “POLKHOL CITY”. This Samiti is a founder member of Federation of Indian Rationalists Associations (FIRA). The two day FIRA National Conference will be the convergence of all Rationalists from almost all States of the Country. This will be a unique opportunity to listen and gain knowledge from the discussions and deliberations carried out by the Functionaries of the Affiliate Organisations. It is proposed to bring out a Souvenir on this occasion containing Articles of Rationalists, Humanists both in- land and foreign which will surely remain as a Treasure for all Rationalist Thinkers and Activists attending the Conference. WE INVITE YOU FOR THE TWO DAY CONFERENCE. PLEASE ENROLL YOUR SELF AND OTHER ACTIVISTS OF YOUR ORGANISATION AS DELGATES IN LARGE NUMBERS.
With Regards
Madhukar Kamble, President
 Umesh Choubey, Working President
 Harish Deshmukh, General Secretary
Akhil Bharatiya Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti
Narendra  Nayak, President, FIRA (+919448216343)
RG Rao Secretary, FIRA (+919822182466)

Delegate fee is Rs. 200 per delegate which includes food and accommodation charges. Activists desirous of attending conference may send advance intimation by mail/email.


 

INFORMATION TO DELEGATES

The conference proceedings shall take place at Ramgopal Maheshwari Sabhagruha, Mor Hindi Bhawan, Rani Jhansi Chowk, Sitabuldi Nagpur. 1. Arrangement for your stay has been made at 4 / 6 bedded dormitories at Century Hotel, Ghat Road, Cotton Market, Nagpur 440018. Fax No. 0712-2737900. Phone No. 0712–2729258, 0712-2725248.
2. Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on 11th and 12th February is arranged at Rashtrabhasha Bhawan, North Ambazari Road, Nagpur 440010, which is at a walking distance (10 – 15 minutes) form the Conference venue.
3. Registration of delegates shall start at 8.00 am on 11th February at Conference venue.
4. Separate accommodation, if desired, can be arranged on payment by the delegate at following rates: Rs.200 for single bedded room and Rs. 250 for double bedded room.
5. In case of any emergency / problem you may contact anyone of the following:
Harish Deshmukh: 09970169083 Pravin Gangurde 09890631933 T Chandran 09403589748 Dilip Sawarkar 09370992393 Avinash Sovani 09822562709 Prashant Sapate 09422122080 Sudhir Wase 09422105746 Dr Pradeep /Patil 09225221647
This is the first time that the Rationalist Fraternity from all the States of India will be meeting at Nagpur, the land of Akhil Bharatiya Andhshraddha Nirmoolan Samiti. The Samiti shall be working tirelessly so that you shall have a pleasant stay and meaningful interaction during the entire Conference period.
NOTE: The delegates are expected to reach Nagpur on 10th evening or 11th  early morning. From the main Railway station auto rikshaws are available @ Rs. 30 per auto from the eastern (Santra Market) side and @ Rs. 40 per auto from western (Sitabuldi) side to Century Hotel. Tea and meals for 10th February shall have to be arranged by the delegates themselves.
With Regards
Harish Deshmukh,  National General Secretary,



AKHIL BHARATIYA ANDHASHRADDHA NIRMOOLAN SAMITI
Proud & Privileged Host Of
 8TH FIRA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Saturday And Sunday 11th  And 12th February 2012 At NAGPUR

DELEGATE INFORMATION FORM

NOTE: Please send this form as soon as you have made your travel plans. It is preferable, but not necessary, to send your delegate fee with this form
Name of the delegate : __________________________________________________________________
Age : _____
Gender : Male/Female
Spouse/accompanying persons :  _________________________________________________________
Date of Arrival, Train Number & Name (at Nagpur Railway Station) :
Whether delegate fee remitted : Yes/No
Date of Departure, Train Number and Name:
Address of delegate & contact No. : ____________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________


 Signature of Delegate


TO BE SENT TO:
Harish Deshmukh General Secretary AB ANdhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti, L-7/25, Raghuji Nagar, NAGPUR440009

NOTE: The 8th National conference of Federation of Indian Rationalists Associations shall start at Nagpur on 11th February 2011. The delegates are expected to reach Nagpur on 10th evening or 11th early morning. From the main Railway Station auto rikshaws are available @ Rs. 30 per auto from the eastern (Santra Market) side and @ Rs. 40 per auto from the western (Sitabuldi) side to Century Hotel where stay for delegates is arranged. Tea and meals for 10th February shall have to be arranged by the delegates themselves.

3 comments:

Wishing a great success to the 8th National conference from

Secular Society
Kerala

4 members are participating from our Society and are reaching Nagpur on 10th night at 0900 PM.

Regards
Sabu M Philip
Cochin, Kerqala
09072783449

That's nice. Hoping to meet you at the Nagpur Conference.

- manoj

Hope this would add values and meaning to understanding rationalism to make the event more meaningful and successful.

Cordially,
Swamiji
(Swami Manavatavadi)

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