• Topic: Workshop on 'Public Health, Neo-liberal Polices and the withdrawal of the State'
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  • Date: 23rd May, 2015
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  • Topic: Workshop on Science and History in India
  • Date: 23rd May, 2015

Prof. Rajan Gurukkal is an...

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  • Topic: Water Literacy to meet the challenge of Water Governance
  • Date: 22nd May, 2015
  • Topic: 20 years of WTO:Undermining democracy and self reliance - IP, Services, Free Trade Agreements
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AIPSN is a National Network of Peoples Science Movements of India. It was established in the first All India Peoples Science Congress, organized in 1988 at Kannur in Kerala State. The attempt to establish a national platform for science organizations in India started in the late 1960s.By that time, there were Science organizations in West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Kerala and Maharashtra. In many other states, there were committed scientists who were interested to work with people for a social cause. The first common platform of scientists was organized by working scientists of BARC in Mumbai. It was named FILSA (Federation of Indian Literary Scientists Association). They supported different groups of scientists in different language speaking states with science writings in the vernacular. In 1973 and 1978, regional conferences of scientists were organized in Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram. As a result, organizations were formed in few other states also. By 1970s, there was Assam Science Society in Assam, Bangeeya Vigyan Parishad in West Bengal, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad in Kerala and Karnataka Rajya Vijnan Parishad in Karnataka. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984 created a situation for these groups to work together against abuse of science and technology and lot of such activities were organized. In 1987, five national kala jathas were organized in the name "Bharat Jan Vijnana Jatha "(BJVJ) which culminated in Bhopal. Following this, organizations sprouted in various states which created a conducive atmosphere for the establishment of AIPSN.