Friday, April 15, 2011

[ZESTCaste] People remember Ambedkar's contributions to society

People remember Ambedkar's contributions to society
TNN | Apr 15, 2011, 01.44pm IST

VARANASI: Rich tributes were paid to Dr B R Ambedkar on the occasion
of his 120th birth anniversary on Thursday.

To commemorate the contributions of Ambedkar, a grand function was
organised at Ambedkar Park, Kutchehri.

After offering floral tributes to Ambedkar, divisional commissioner A
K Upadhyaya highlighted how Ambedkar maintained balance during the
process of drafting of the constitution of India. He said that the
role played by Ambedkar was instrumental in maintaining unity in a
democratic structure.

He said that Ambedkar was a messiah for the deprived section of the
society and he also struggled for the unity, equality and harmony in
the society. "He called upon the government servants to improve their
work culture and also to show determination in solving the problems of
people belonging to weaker sections on priority," Upadhyaya said.

Speaking on the occasion, district magistrate Ravindra said that there
is a need to ensure proper participation of people belonging to weaker
sections of the society in the politics apart from strengthening their
social and economic status.

He said that the philosophy and teachings of Ambedkar are still
relevant in the 21st century.

Other speakers also threw light on the life and contributions of
Ambedkar on this occasion.

Professor C R Yadav, R S Singh, R S Tripathi, Jaya Aryan and chief
development officer Sharad Kumar Singh also addressed the gathering.

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