Sunday, December 4, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Panel formed to set up Ambedkar centre, memorial in Delhi

Panel formed to set up Ambedkar centre, memorial in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 30 : The central government Wednesday set up a
committee to develop Dr. Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice
and a memorial in Delhi.

The 11-member committee, headed by Planning Commission Member Narendra
Jadhav, was formed after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh directed Social
Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik to take urgent steps to
constitute a body to develop the memorial.

The report has to be submitted in three months' time.

According to a statement, the city's existing Ambedkar Memorial is at
present located at 26, Alipore Road in north Delhi. The memorial was
constructed at the spot where Ambedkar, who drafted India's
constitution, breathed his last Dec 6, 1956.

The memorial presently consists of a photo gallery and a library and
is housed in a bungalow. The property was acquired by the government
in 2003.

The government proposes to set up the proposed Dr. Ambedkar National
Centre for Social Justice at Janpath, in the heart of Delhi.

A national library will also be established in Janpath. Ambedkar was
honoured with the nation's highest honour Bharat Ratna, India's
highest civilian award, 1990.


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