Thursday, April 15, 2010

[ZESTCaste] City celebrates Ambedkar’s 119th birth anniversary

City celebrates Ambedkar's 119th birth anniversary

Express News Service Posted online: Thursday , Apr 15, 2010 at 0525 hrs
Pune : Social organisations and political parties in the city
celebrated the 119th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar on
Wednesday. Events like public meetings, tree plantation and
distribution of notebooks to needy students were carried out on the
In a public meeting, state president of Matang Front of Republican
Party of India Hanumant Sathe said the country remained united because
of the Constitution Of India written by Ambedkar. Sathe garlanded the
statue of Ambedkar near collector's office.

Around 5,000 students of Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society
participated in a rally from Azam campus to Ambedkar statue near
collector's office. In the rally led by Latif Magdum, students carried
posters saying 'Educate, Organise and Fight for Rights'; 'Long Live Dr
Babasaheb Ambedkar'.

The National Social Justice Forum carried out a tree plantation drive.
Vice-president of Pune Cantonment Board Sangeeta Pawar was the chief

Vande Mataram organisation distributed 200 copies of Sambhaji
Chougule's book on Dr Ambedkar. Bapusaheb Chindhe presided over the
function. President of Akhil Bharatiya Samajwadi Adhyapak Sabha Bhai
Vaidya inaugurated the drinking water facility at Ambedkar's statue
near collector's office. Awami Mahaj provided the facility.

Janmanch Foundation distributed notebooks and fruits to students
residing in Dandekar bridge slums. While Pune Navnirman Sena
distributed food to around 2,500 activists, Janseva Cooperative Bank
distributed cold drinks.

Social organisations like Maratha Mahasabha, Bauddha Dhamma Seva
Sangh, Akhil Bhimpura Bhimsainik, Maharashtra Rajya Dr Babasaheb
Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Sangh, Akhil Bharatiya Mahatma Phule Samata
Parishad, Samajwadi Janparishad, Rashtriya Dalit Congress garlanded
Ambedkar's statue.

Party workers of minorities' cell of Pune City Congress Committee,
scheduled caste and scheduled tribe cell of NCP and Maharashtra
Navnirman Sena also organised various programmes to pay tribute to


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