BeyondHeadlines News Desk
As India is heading towards General Elections 2014, All India Secular Forum has announced it will conduct a national convention this month in Varanasi to promote secular values and ethos.
The forum thinks secular democratic values are being attacked, and the communal forces are attempting to catch hold of power by taking advantage of communal polarization and in the making use of false propaganda of Gujarat development.
In the convention, which is slated to commence 23-24 March, the forum will plan urgent short-term measures in the light of forthcoming elections, make awareness programs more broad based, and review its work during the last one year, among other things.
“The communal forces, through clever use of media, are hiding their sharp claws behind the veil of mythical development,” All India Secular Forum said in a statement.
“These are challenging times and we need to strategise our work around these issues. While the promotion of secular values and ethos are an urgent need, we also have to look at short term and long term goals of secular democratic movement.
“It is at this juncture that we plan to hold the National convention of All Indian secular forum in Varanasi on March 23-24, 2014.”
The forum, which has Ram Puniyani as one of its prominent members, strives to bring together activists from different walks of life in different parts of the country to carry on the work to strengthen the values of Indian constitution, the values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, to promote the values of freedom movement and to work for harmony and pluralism.
The convention will be held at Navsadhna, Tarna (Varanasi-Jaunpur Road), Varanasi, UP. Interested persons can contact National Convener L.S. Herdenia at 09425301582.