Sunday, December 4, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Congress move to ‘rediscover’ Ambedkar

Congress move to 'rediscover' Ambedkar

Cithara Paul
Express News Service
Last Updated : 04 Dec 2011 11:20:05 AM IST

NEWDELHI: Just as the UP Assembly polls are round the corner, the
Congress-led UPA Government is busy "rediscovering" the relevance of
Dalit-icon Dr B R Ambedkar. In a hurry-burry move, the UPA Government
has decided to set up a National Memorial for Dr Ambedkar in the

The Government has also proposed to set up a Dr Ambedkar National
Centre for Social Justice and a high-level committee under the
Chairmanship of Dr Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission, has
been appointed to prepare master plans for the development of the

Both the institutions will be situated right at the heart of the
capital city. While the Ambedkar National Memorial will be set up at
26, Alipur Road, Delhi, where he breathed his last, the proposed Dr
Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice will be located at
Janpath, close to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence.

Interestingly, it was the NDA Government which had acquired the
bungalow on 26, Alipur Road in 2003 and dedicated to the nation as Dr
Ambedkar National Memorial. But, there had been no forward movement on
this henceforth. Similarly, the recommendation for a Dr Ambedkar
National Public Library in Delhi was made back in 1991.


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