Prabhjot Gill, Amritsar, July 24 :Fifty-five students of Guru Nanak Dev University were trained at the four-day Workshop on "Scientific Explaining of Miracles" organised by the Department of Zoology of Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with DST and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology. This Workshop was concluded here today at the Conference Hall of the University.
This Workshop was oraganised to spread awareness among the masses regarding the frauds committed by the so called Babas to mislead the people.Prof. Dr. Raghbir Singh, Dean Academic Affairs of the University presided over the valedictory function and distributed the certificates to the trainees. Dr. Arvinder Kaur, Coordinator highlighted the objectives of the Workshop while Dr. Satwinder Kaur presented the vote of thanks.
Prof. Raghbir Singh said that this workshop would be useful for creating awareness among the masses. He suggested that the trained students of this University should adopt particular villages and with help of the Panchayats should make the general people aware about the various superstitions being propogated by the so called babas. Thus there would be a great contribution of the University to root out such social evils.
The Dean Academic Affairs said that some peoples are sick of certain physically, mentaly or psychologically but the so called Babas are exploiting them with certain tricks and extort money.
A MAGIC SHOW as a part of this Workshop was also organised for the general public and residents of the University here this evening at the Dashmesh Auditorium. Dr. A.K. Thukral, Dean Students Welfare of the University presided over this Show.
Various tricks such as making tea in head, eating fire, piercing the tongue with trishul, taking a fire bath, trapping the bad spirits, producing fire from water, producing blood from coconut, lifting person on finger, disappearance of coin etc were demonstrated on this occasion. The experts also explained the scientific principles involved in the so called miracles.
These tricks were performed by an expert team from the Department of Science and Technology and the students who were trained by these experts in the Workshop on Scientific Explanation of Miracles.