Nowshera, April 14
In order to pay tributes to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his birthday today a special function was organised at Thakar Duwara in Nowshera. The programme was organised by B R Ambedkar Movement and a large number of people driven from different walks of life participated in the programme. On this occasion BJP senior leader and MLC Vibodh Gupta was chief guest. Addressing the gathering, Vibodh said that today the year long celebrations which started last year by the BJP government on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb have culminated. This he said is historic as the earlier Congress government never paid any attention towards the contributions made by B R Ambedkar. While throwing light on the life of Ambedkar Vibodh said that B R Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution of India, was born to a Mahar caste family on 14 April 1891 in Mhow (now known as Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Madhya Pradesh). His father worked in the army of British East India Company. As a child, Mr Ambedkar was not allowed to sit inside class because of his caste. Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar fought against ‘untouchability’ throughout his life. He played a major role in Mahatma Gandhi-led Harijan movement, protesting against social injustices faced by people from backward castes. He further added that Dr. Ambedkar, one of the architects of modern India was a great visionary and his futuristic thoughts are still very relevant to take India forward. Whenever the issue of equal rights to women came up, Babasaheb was clear that if women don’t get equal rights then our society can not progress he added.
Others who were present on the occasion included Vishal Gupta, Arpan Gupta, Neena Sharma, Sumit Singh and others.