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Message From President

Message From President

Dear all,

Warm Greetings!

First of all, I would like to extend my heartfelt respect to all the martyrs who sacrificed their valuable lives for the sake of our society and all the dignitaries who continue to spend valuable time to do so.

Humans are the most creative beings, possessing a lot of potential. However, the power of obscurantian pseudoscientific cultural and religious beliefs is holding back and sapping human potential. The common factor among all the leading people in the world is that they have not been able to break those beliefs and bonds yet; as a result, people are destined to live ordinary lives. Successful people are not the ones who follow the order of society; instead, they are the ones who have the strength to lead society according to their convictions. This is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary people. Understanding this fact makes one realize the real purpose of life. Dynamism is an indicator of an extraordinary person. To be dynamic in life means to live a meaningful, active life. It is natural for this to sound meaningless to people blinded by superstitious beliefs and religious or political hypocrisy, but the success or failure of a person depends on it. It is a fact, and one needs to be self-aware to understand this truth.

Speaking against what most people think is right is definitely as challenging as telling people that the food they are enjoying is disgusting. However, it is the duty of every conscious person to challenge the wrongdoings, even if they may be supported by the majority. In the beginning, it will be unpleasant and unacceptable for many people to speak up against existing social values, but in the long run, the courage to challenge outdated social values will yield more progressive ideas and values that are more acceptable and harmonious for all. Even in the past, it was not easy to put forth scientific facts and logic against established religious beliefs. We have read how challenging and dangerous it was for Galileo Galilee and Charles Darwin during their time. Nevertheless, they exposed the truth by logically and scientifically challenging superstitious beliefs. Just imagine how life would have been if Galileo and Darwin had not opposed conservative thoughts with scientific facts. Because of the audacity Galileo and Darwin exhibited to face the potential danger posed by their superstitious society, the world has now come under the control of a fingertip.

I do not think that only big opportunities or chaos bring about changes in human lives. Successful people utilize every opportunity for change while being critical, and finally, it becomes the cause of their success. There are innumerable opportunities around us, but we cannot see them or fail to grab them, which, in a broader sense, is reducing our potential. Let’s take the example of Sir Isaac Newton; his quest to find the reasons behind a falling apple led to the discovery of gravity. His contribution to science and human civilization made him a renowned scientist all over the world. By searching for the answer to why a compass shows the north-south direction, Albert Einstein became a prominent scientist in the world. Galileo observed the lanterns hanging in a church dangling back and forth at a rapid pace and then gradually slowing down. It triggered questions in his mind, which led to many discoveries in the field of astronomy. All these examples show how a simple query can lead to ground-breaking scientific inventions.

Curiosity leads to transformation. Therefore, I would like to encourage everyone to question themselves, their families, society, everything, and even the actions they are taking. This will surely end our misfortune and contribute towards the establishment of a progressive society with a scientific temperament in the 21st century. However, its importance is not limited to this. These efforts will definitely help to achieve peace, development, and prosperity for humanity all over the world.

Thank you!

Prakash Bikalpa

President

Alternative Foundation

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