Editor’s Note: The following messages is from Dr. Vijayam, Executive Director of the Atheist Centre in Vijayawada.
We are happy to inform you that the 8th World Atheist Conference will be held at Periyar Educational Institutions at Tiruchirapalli city (also known as TRICHY during the British time) in Tamilnad, India on JANUARY 7, 8 and 9, 2011 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
The details will be informed to you soon.
We cordially invite you to the Conference.
Gora, (1902-1975) founder of Atheist Centre conceived the idea of the World Atheist Conference and held the first Conference in 1972. In Post Gora period the the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh World Atheist conferences were held at AtheistCentre, Vijayawada in 1980, 1996, 2005, 2007 and 2009 respectively. The Third World Conference was held at Helsinki in 1983. Now Dr. Veeramani, Chancellor, Periyar Maniammai University, leader of the Draviadrar Kazhgam movement and the Rationalist Forum of Tamilnad, invited to hold the Eighth World Atheist Conference at Tiruchirapalli.
Tiruchirapalli city is overnight journey from Chennai. It is 337 km from Chennai Egmore Station and a number of trains pass through Tiruchirapalli . All Trains from Chennai to Madurai and Kanyakumari pass through the city.
Tiruchirapalli has an international airport. Even if you land at Chennai, you can come to Triruchirapalli by Indian Airlines flight or by train or bus.
If you need any other information, please write to us. The theme of the Conference and the Registration details of theConference will be informed to you in the next mail.
Looking forward receive for a positive response from you.
With warm greetings
Dr. Vijayam, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, Atheist Centre &
Editor, Atheist Monthly
Benz Circle, Vijayawada 520010, INDIA