Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Humanist coupleSiddarth Baksh, Vijaya lakshmi

Ms Vijaya Baksh , Mr Siddarth Baksh are practicing humanists in India.They follow the principles of Radical Humanism M N Roy. Both of them hail from Chirala area in Andhra Pradesh, India. They loved and married which welcomed by humanists, rationalists, atheists but orthodox hindus and muslim resented it. Ms Vijayalakshmi Kanuparti comes from orthodox brahmin family while Mr Siddarth Baksh had muslim backgroud. They performed their marriage in a secular way, officiated by Mr N V Brahmam and supported by Mr M V Ramamurthy, humanist leader.
Since then both worked for promotion of humanist cause. They established educational institute at Mandapeta, East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. Justice Avula Sambasivarao, president of Indian Radical Humanist association inaugurated the institute. Mr Siddarth Baksh conducted several study camps, seminars, meetings, discussions on scientific method and promoted critical thinking among youth.
Ms Vijayalakshmi as lecturer in Telugu did research  and worked for women. She published several stories, novels and obtained PH.D.
Mr Siddarth Baksh worked in Lok Satta organization along with its founder Mr Jayaprakash Narayan.
Mr Baksh contributed articles to several humanist, rationalist journals in Telugu. Both travelled USA.

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