AMN / New Delhi
Professor Anand Kumar has been unanimously elected the president of the Society for Communal Harmony on Thursday. The post fall vacant due to death of noted journalist Kuldeep Nayar who was the president of the society.
Prof. Anand Kumar is a well-known sociologist of the country and held many high positions in the academic field.
The Society for Communal Harmony was formed in 1990, immediately after the Bhagalpur riots of 1989.
On the initiative of noted Gandhian, freedom fighter and former MP and Governor Dr B N Pandey, renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Syed Abul Hassan Ali Nadvi alias Ali Mian and senior socialist leader Surendra Mohan brought together several top leaders, intellectuals, media personalities, social workers, religious leaders of the country to form this organization.
The society was formed to counter communal forces and to promote equality, peace and equality among different communities. Dr. BN Pandey, Mr. P.N. Haksar, Mr. Sadiq Ali, Mr. Rabi Re, Mr. Somnath Chatterjee and Mr. Kuldeep Nayar had held the post of president to this social organization.
This organization has played an important role in nation building and communal harmony through conference and seminars.
The meeting of the Society for Communal Harmony on Thursday also condoled on the demise of former President Mr. Rabi Rai, Somnath Chatterjee and Mr. Kuldeep Nair and the passing away of Justice Rajinder Sachar and Professor C. Laxman and paid them rich tributes.
The Society at the meet also pondered over the present situation of the country and way to promote communal harmony more vigorously.