In a compelling display of civic engagement, concerned organisation Nastik Nation has penned a heartfelt letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to uphold the principles of scientific inquiry and rational thinking in the naming of India’s moon landing site. This appeal comes in response to the recent proposal to christen the lunar landing spot as “Shiv Sakthi Point,” a move that has sparked a passionate debate about the intersection of science and superstition in India’s space exploration program. The letter underscores the importance of maintaining a scientific outlook to preserve the legacy of India’s remarkable achievements in space research while safeguarding the nation from the grip of superstition. Read the full text of the letter to the Prime Minister:
Request to Maintain a Scientific Outlook in Naming Moon Landing Site
Dear Prime Minister Modi,
We hope this letter finds you in good health. We are writing to express our concerns and share our views regarding the proposal to name the moon landing spot as “Shiv Sakthi Point.” While we deeply respect the cultural and spiritual diversity of our great nation, we believe it is crucial to maintain a scientific outlook and refrain from promoting superstition in any way, particularly in the context of space exploration.
India has a rich history of scientific achievements, and our investment in institutions like ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has contributed significantly to our nation’s progress. Our commitment to scientific principles and rational thinking has propelled us to become a global leader in space technology and innovation. It is imperative that we continue on this path of scientific excellence to ensure the future advancement and prosperity of our nation.
Naming the moon landing spot after a religious or superstitious belief not only goes against the principles of scientific inquiry but also risks undermining the reputation and credibility of our space program on the international stage. It is essential that we prioritize scientific merit and objective criteria when making such decisions. Our achievements in space exploration should be celebrated for their scientific and technological significance rather than being overshadowed by religious or superstitious connotations.
We kindly urge you, Prime Minister Modi, to reconsider the decision to name the moon landing spot “Shiv Sakthi Point” and instead choose a name that reflects the spirit of scientific exploration, innovation, and our commitment to progress. By doing so, we can ensure that our nation continues to inspire future generations to embrace scientific thinking and pursue excellence in the field of space research.
We at Nastik Nation believe that your leadership can play a pivotal role in upholding the scientific legacy of our country and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of technological advancement. Your decisions have a profound impact on our nation’s future, and we trust that you will make choices that prioritize science, reason, and the betterment of our society.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing India continue to prosper through scientific achievement and rational thinking.
Nastik Nation Org