People remember Ambedkar's contributions to society
TNN | Apr 15, 2011, 12.51pm IST
KANPUR: The 120th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar was celebrated with
enthusiasm on Thursday.
Several programmes were organised to commemorate the father of the
Indian constitution. Banners and posters were put by various political
parties at prominent crossings to mark the occasion. The authorities
and the staff of Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and
Technology organised a function. The teachers pledged to adopt the
teachings of Ambedkar.
Local unit of UP Mahila Congress committee, led by secretary Swati
Verma, garlanded Ambedkar's statue. They distributed sweets to the
children of Gadiana, Gopal Nagar and Macharia localities. Pannalal
Kashyap, secretary UP Congress Committee and other activists of the
party organised a function at Rail Bazaar crossing. They pledged to
remove the prevailing casteism in the country.
Ambedkar Young Mens Association, Gwaltoli organised the birth
anniversary as light festival. MLC KK Gautam said that Ambedkar had
dedicated his life for the welfare of dalits and minorities. UP
Pichara Dalit Sanyukt Mahasabha organised a function at E block in
Panki. It leader Pankaj Jaiswal said that Ambedkar had dedicated his
life to remove casteism and for the development of backward castes.
Bhartiya Dalit Panther held a function at Govind Nagar and said that
Ambedkar had taken pledge to remove casteism from the country. A rally
was also taken out by Bhartiya Dalit Panther. A procession was also
taken out which passed through Vivek tiraha, Gwaltoil and chai
Bangalia area. Valmiki Samaj Ambedkar Manch organised a function at
Latouche Road and asked the people to follow the footsteps of
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