Ambedkar Jayanti 2023 Events: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 132nd birth anniversary was celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country on Friday (April 14). President Draupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi paid tributes to Babasaheb in the Parliament House complex.
Many leaders recalled Ambedkar’s efforts for the upliftment of the marginalized sections of the society while on the other hand many leaders stressed the need to build strong institutions and create an egalitarian society.
PM Modi, President Murmu and Lok Sabha Speaker said this
Home Minister Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath said this
Shah tweeted and said, ‘‘Salute to the architect of the Constitution, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, on his birth anniversary, who ensured justice and rights to the last person of the country. Sacrificing all the comforts and facilities, he dedicated his life for the welfare of the underprivileged. His ideals and thoughts will continue to guide our path.’’ Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that he ‘respectfully remembers and bows down to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.’
KCR unveils Babasaheb’s statue
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao unveiled a 125-feet tall statue of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar in Hyderabad on Friday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the architect of the Constitution. The statue has been built using 360 tonnes of pure steel and 114 tonnes of bronze at a cost of Rs 146.50 crore.
Flowers were showered on the Ambedkar statue by helicopter. CM KCR said that India’s tallest statue of Ambedkar will inspire people every day and inspire the entire state administration. The statue is located next to the State Secretariat and the Telangana Martyrs’ Memorial.
Significantly, social reformer, economist and jurist Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 in Mhow city. Mhow in Madhya Pradesh has been named Dr. Ambedkar Nagar in his memory.
What did BJP President JP Nadda and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge say?
BJP President JP Nadda said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is striving to fulfill the dream of Constitution architect Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar by working for the development and prosperity of all sections of the society.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said that opposition parties, social organizations and citizens have been ‘forcefully silenced’ and ‘Declaring a traitor’ This practice is dangerous, which will destroy democracy. He said, ‘‘Babasaheb warned us about the evils of ‘hero-worship’ or ‘bhakti’ in the context of Indian politics… It is time for serious introspection, are we allowing the degeneration of our democracy? Will give and pave the way for dictatorship? Or try to protect the noble ideals of our constitution makers?’’
Sonia Gandhi remembered Babasaheb like this
Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi called upon the people to protest against the ‘systematic attacks’ Take steps to save the constitution from In an article written in the English newspaper The Telegraph on Ambedkar Jayanti, Sonia Gandhi said, ‘‘Today we honor the legacy of Babasaheb. At the same time, we have to remember his warning that the success of the constitution depends on the behavior of those who have been given the responsibility to govern.’’
He alleged that the present government is destroying the Constitution by misusing power and undermining the foundations of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity.
Rahul, Mayawati and Kejriwal said this
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also remembered Ambedkar and paid tribute to him. Sharing a video of some of Ambedkar’s statements on Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said that he bows down to the creator of the Indian Constitution. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati paid homage to Ambedkar Jayanti at his statue at the party office in Lucknow. The BSP chief said that Ambedkar’s life struggle remains a ray of hope for crores of poor, labourers, deprived and other toiling people even today.
He said, ‘‘Taking inspiration from Ambedkar, to take forward the stalled caravan of his self-respect and self-respect and to connect the people who were broken on the basis of caste, on this day, 14 April 1984, the Bahujan Samaj in the country The party was established, which became an example of social change and economic liberation, especially in Uttar Pradesh.’’
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that giving good education to children can help in eradicating poverty. Kejriwal said at a function organized at the Civic Center on the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar that Ambedkar knew the value of education and its role in uplifting the society from poverty and bringing equality among people.
Bhupinder Hooda paid tribute
Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda paid tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Sonipat, Haryana. He said that some forces want to weaken the constitution made by Ambedkar, if the country has to be kept strong then the constitution has to be kept strong. He said, ‘‘The rights given by the constitution will not be allowed to weaken.’’ Besides this, many other chief ministers and governors in the country also remembered Ambedkar’s efforts to make India a developed society.
Goa government accords state level status to Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations
The Government of Goa decided to give state-level status to the celebrations held every year on the occasion of Baba Saheb’s birth anniversary and acquired land to build a building dedicated to him. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that at present the function is organized in collaboration with the State Social Welfare Department and like-minded organizations. He said, “I announce that the celebrations of Ambedkar Jayanti will be given state-level status from next year.”
Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated with enthusiasm in Pune
Ambedkar Jayanti was celebrated with great enthusiasm in Pune, the second largest city of Maharashtra and processions were taken out at various places. The chief architect of the Constitution, Ambedkar was sung in these celebrations held at various places, including the Ambedkar statue near the Pune railway station.
Thousands of people took part in these programs. Popular chef Vishnu Manohar prepared 5,000 kg ‘misal’ at a function organized by Krantisurya Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Bharat Ratna Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti Samiti. (Special dishes) were prepared and one lakh glasses were also arranged there. State minister and senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil and leaders of several other parties also participated in the event.
Hundreds become Buddhists at Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations in Gandhinagar
Organizers of an event in Gujarat have claimed that ‘hundreds’ adopted Buddhism. The Swayam Sainik Dal (SSD) had earlier taken out a huge rally in Gandhinagar, Gujarat’s capital, in which thousands of people, mostly scheduled castes and tribals, participated.
A large number of people from across the state gathered in Adalaj town of Gandhinagar district and then reached the open ground in Sector 11 in the state capital Gandhinagar. The rally organizers at the venue claimed that hundreds of people belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes renounced Hinduism and underwent ‘Dharma Diksha’. adopted Buddhism through This program was presided over by Buddhist monk Bhante Pragyaratna. However, the organizers did not give an exact figure of how many people converted to Buddhism.
Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train departs from New Delhi on Ambedkar Circuit
Tourism, Culture and Donor Minister G. Kishan Reddy and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Virendra Kumar on Friday flagged off the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station to Ambedkar Circuit. GK Reddy said that the Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train aims to give a glimpse of the life of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Ambedkar to all the passengers.
Narendra Modi has developed sites related to Babasaheb Ambedkar not only in India but also in London.
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