Monday, April 18, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Ambedkar's 120th birth anniversary celebrated

Ambedkar's 120th birth anniversary celebrated
TNN | Apr 17, 2011, 06.24pm IST

MANGALORE: The district administration, zilla panchayat, Mangalore
City Corporation and Social Welfare Department observed the 120th
birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, architect of the Indian
Constitution at the Town Hall here on Thursday.

Delivering the inaugural address, district in-charge minister J
Krishna Palemar said Ambedkar made the nation proud by drafting a
Constitution which had futuristic visions. Though several amendments
were brought, the Constitution still remains fresh and will be
relevant for all time. Young generation should follow the principles
of Ambedkar, he added.

New Mangalore Port Trust also celebrated the event at Panambur near
here. Dignitaries garlanded and offered floral offerings to the statue
of Bharat Ratna B R Ambedkar and thereafter planted saplings.

T C Shivashankara Murthy, vice-chancellor, Mangalore University chief
guest narrated how Dr Ambedkar had undergone torture, suffering and
pains during his schooling and college days due to untouchability.
Though the nation is grown with multiple changes, practice of
untouchability is still continuing. There is not much change in the
era of Dr Ambedkar and the present.

T S N Murthy, deputy chairman highlighted the contribution made by Dr
Ambedkar to society. P Tamilvanan, chairman, NMPT, in his presidential
address highlighted the contribution made by Dr Ambedkar to the
society especially the dalits, minorities, women and the downtrodden.

The guests later distributed school bags to the children of Government
Higher Primary School, Chelar. G B Raghavendra Swamy, senior medical
officer, NMP presented a report on the free medical camp conducted in
this connection by the medical department at Sri Narayana Guru Hall,
Thokur recently.

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