Friday, April 15, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Rallies, contests mark Ambedkar Jayanti

Rallies, contests mark Ambedkar Jayanti
TNN | Apr 15, 2011, 01.51pm IST

HUBLI: The 120th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the architect of
the Indian Constitution and the champion of dalits, was celebrated in
a grand manner here on Thursday.

MP Pralhad Joshi, former ministers R V Deshpande and Basavaraj
Horartti, MLA Veerabhadrappa Halaharavi, mayor Poorna Patil, HDMC
commissioner K V Trilokchandra and others garlanded Ambedkar's statue
near General Post Office here amid colourful performances by various
folk troupes.

Samata Sena, a dalit organization, had organized health check-up camp
and cultural and sports competitions at Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya in
Heggeri area here. Hundreds of people, mostly from the weaker
sections, vied for honours at the competitions. Sena members also took
out a motorbike rally in the city.

Joshi flagged off a procession organized by HDMC at Indi Pump in which
scores of people belonging to various dalit organizations and women
self-help groups participated. Tableaux focusing the the life history,
achievements and objectives of Ambedkar were the highlights of the

In the celebrations at PC Jabin Science College, principal V B
Hiremath called upon the students to inculcate the ideologies of
Ambedkar, who achieved his goals in spite of all hurdles. During the
celebrations at the Hubli division of South Western Railway, division
railway manager Praveen Kumar Mishra spoke and gave away prizes to the
winners of an essay competition organized by the personnel branch for
railway staff and their children.

Hubli tahsildar S S Biradar garlanded the portrait of Ambedkar at his
office. Ambedkar Jayanti was also celebrated at Oxford College,
Syndicate Bank's regional office and elsewhere.

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