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Jana Vignana Vedika was founded in 1988 (on February, 28th, the National Science Day)
as a result of the inspiration gathered from the Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha (BJVJ), 1987.
The Organization and Domain of Jana Vignana Vedika:
Jana Vignana Vedika, dearly known as JVV, is a non-profiteering, democratic and cadre-based
people’s science organization with its units functioning actively in all the 23 districts of the state of
Andhra Pradesh. It is affiliated to the All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN). It relies on the
volunteerism of its members, generous contributions from people and occasional public funding for
certain projects. It does not accept foreign funding.
JVV has a 4-tier structure, i.e., village/local unit, mandal unit, district unit and state unit. Every
unit holds Conferences once every two years and elects the respective Committees. The State Conference
is held after the lower units are done in their hierarchical order. Neither the President nor the General
Secretary holds the post for more than one term consecutively. Many top scientists, beaurocrats,
academicians, professionals, employees of public and private institutions, women, students, agricultural
workers and artisans including illiterates form the membership (more than 40,000) of JVV. Interspacing
the Conferences, each Committee, holds, every year, a Plenum to take stock of the activities of the
passing year and to plan for the issues of the ensuing year.
Education, Health and Science Communication are the major three operational domains of
Jana Vignana Vedika. It organizes a variety of programmes to create awareness and to draw the public
attention on various socio-scientific issues. It also conducts training camps for teachers, students and
science volunteers on the trends of science and technology and the method of science. JVV celebrates and
observes major scientific milestones and anniversaries of national and international significance.
It publishes and circulates booklets and pamphlets. It wages relentless but peaceful struggles
against all kinds of superstitions and obscurantism. It elicits public opinion against the rhetoric of
paranormal, quackery, unhealthy and spurious medical practices and other unfounded claims of
prevention and cure. It is educating the people about environmental upkeep, ecological balance and
sustainable agricultural and industrial development while uncovering the real culprits behind the abuse of
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