Ambedkar converted the idea of social justice into reality: Chavan
Last Updated: 2011-04-15 01:51:17
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today paid rich
tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar saying that he converted the idea of
social justice into reality through constitutional provisions.
This, Chavan said, was Ambedkar's biggest contribution to
strengthening the Parliamentary democracy in the country.
Addressing Congress workers during a function to mark the 120th birth
anniversary of the father of Constitution, the Chief Minister said
Indian constitution had provisions for amendments because of which
several laws could be implemented to bring the deprived and neglected
sections of the society into the national mainstream.
"It was because of the Constitution that Indian democracy is thriving
unlike in other countries where democracy never took shape," he said.
According to Chavan, through reservations like the 50 per cent quota
for women in local bodies, the deprived and neglected sections get
political empowerment. However, economic empowerment cannot come
through legislations, "we all know that even though there are laws for
social justice, implementation faces a lot of hurdles," he added.
Chavan said the government has decided to undertake a programme
beginning from today to fill in the backlog of the backward class
recruitment in government service. "Over the years, due to ban on
recruitment in government service, the backlog of reservations had
accumulated," he noted.
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre said
the party has decided to observe the coming year as "social justice
year" at the village, taluka, district and state level.
"Party workers and leaders are expected to organise various programmes
for uplift of backward classes, handicapped, women and other deprived
and neglected sections of the society we have to make sure that these
sections feel that Congress is with them through our actions," he
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