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'Darwin Week' kicks off in Kolkata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Science organisations in the city came together to observe 'Week' from today to effectively put to rest any "confusion" regarding his 'theory of evolution'.

The 'Week' was being observed by the March for Science Organising Committee, Kolkata and Breakthrough Science Society, Chapter.

The event will look to generate awareness among the public, including students, about Darwin's contributions to the science of evolution, and "to dispel any confusion in this regard among the young minds," Prof said on behalf of the organisers.

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was recently challenged by of State for Human Resource Development Satyapal Singh, at a function in Aurangabad.

Singh had claimed that Darwin's theory was "scientifically wrong" and proposed to drop it from the school and college curriculum.

As his comments triggered a row, Singh's senior Cabinet colleague Union said he had asked the MoS to refrain from making comments on issues such as Darwin's Evolution theory.

Eminent academicians from different institutions, students and reseachers will be taking part in seminars and popular talks in educational institutions in the city from February 12-18 during the 'Week'.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:30 IST