Gujarat Congress to Organize “Samvidhan se Swabhiman Yatra” on Dr. B R Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary

The 125th Birth Anniversary of the father of Indian Constitution, B R Ambedkar, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) to Organize “Samvidhan se Swabhiman Yatra” at various locations across Gujarat.

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Bharatsinh Solanki said that the “Samvidhan se Swabhiman yatra” was part of the series of functions planned by the Congress to make the people, especially younger generation, aware of Ambedkar’s ideology.

“Samvidhan se Swabhiman Yatra” would be held in various sectors, villages and colonies in which all the party members and its wings would participate.

The celebration is part of the commitment of the party for dalits and the marginalised people for whom Ambedkar always stood.

In June 2015, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Bharatsinh Solanki said, The BJP-led central government as well as Gujarat government are not serious about celebrating Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary.

Addressing a large gathering of Congress workers and leaders here, Solanki said that atrocities against Dalits have significantly increased under BJP rule.

Bharatsinh Solanki Said, BJP remembers Dalits only at the time of elections and sheds crocodile tears. However, atrocities against Dalits have actually increased under BJP rule. After taking votes of Dalits, it seems that BJP rulers are not serious about celebrating Dr Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary.

Gujarat Congress celebrated Dr Ambedkar’s birth anniversary by organising a march called ‘Bhim Jyot Yatra’, which culminated in a large gathering at Memco area of the city after covering almost 4,000 km across Gujarat.

Solanki added, , both the BJP-led Gujarat government as well as the central government do not have a concrete plan to celebrate Dr Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary.

He further said, Gujarat government spent crores of rupees celebrating various festivals, but, both state as well as central governments have not announced any concrete programme for Dr Ambedkar’s birth anniversary. This shows the BJP’s real affection for the Dalits.

Source – Vishwa Gujarat

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