From our Correspondent
Silchar, Oct 27: “Conflicts will not lead to peace easily and peace, will certainty, not drop from the Heaven. If it has to be brought through conscious human effort.. Of late, it has been seen that there is a band of intellectuals who tells that they can solve the conflicts and bring about peace as surely and certainly as the Sun rises in the East. In other words, they describe themselves as ‘peace scientists’. This terminology has emerged very recently. There is also a professiol jourl titled ‘Peace Science,” said Prof Samir Kumar Das, former Vice-Chancellor, North Bengal University, delivering the key note address at the 2 day tiol semir which began on Thursday at Gurucharan College in Silchar.
“They will emphasis on and try to establish a correlation. They will ascertain that by establishing the correlations fairly and firmly peace can be established in the end. Thus, every now and then we come across a group of security alysts, experts in strategic studies and technical economists who are very conversant with mathematical part of it are constantly calculating and formulating how this issue can be solved mathematically which in turn will bring peace,” Samir Kumar Das added to say. Critiquing ‘Peace Science’ he said, “Peace Science has become a big commercial industry now. If one advocates Peace Science, they can bring in a lot of money.”
“It is a money earning proposition for many. I would love to deliver on the science and arts of peace. Art of peace teaches us that there is no easy way to peace. It requires some actions and practices that filly may not lead to peace and the road to peace is long, arduous and full of miseries, failures and turns. However, the human civilization has been destined to strive for peace notwithstanding the fact that achieving peace is not easy. Still we strive for peace. We know that it might turn into an impossible aporia, a dream, but it will be a dream worth fighting for,” Samir Kumar Das added to say. Prof Das further said that Social Science has to be critical or else it will have no value of its own.