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Kumbh’s faithful trust science, not superstition: study

18 February 2013

LUCKNOW: The mega Hindu religious fair Kumbh is proving to be quite a revelation for a group of researchers and surveyors from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Here to conduct a survey on a cross-section of pilgrims to measure public understanding of science,scientific attitudes, knowledge, myths and superstitions, this group, which is still collecting data, says Indians don’t believe in ghosts anymore and superstitions have reduced across the board, a reflection of changing India.

“Not only they have good awareness of HIV/AIDS but also there is a growing acceptance of AIDS patients,” says Gauhar Raza, chief scientist of CSIR’s National Institute of Scientific Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), Delhi….

Read more: http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Lucknow/Kumbh-s-faithful-trust-science-not-superstition-study/Article1-1013122.aspx

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Written by csirindia

March 4, 2013 at 4:42 am

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