Marking 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar

“Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers” It is a pity that caste even today has its defenders. The defences are many. It is defended on the ground that the caste system is but another name for division of labour; and if division of labour is a necessary feature of every civilized society, then it is argued that there is nothing wrong in the caste system. Now the first thing that is to be urged against this view is that the caste system…

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Plea in UN to declare Ambedkar Jayanti ‘World Equality Day’

‘He struggled for people around the globe’ United Nations: As the UN celebrated BR Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary by examining the relevance of his legacy to its global development goals, the world body heard a plea to declare 14 April, the birthday of the crusader against discrimination, as “International Equality Day”. “I believe Baba Saheb’s lifelong struggle for equality was not only for the people of India but for people around the globe,” Punjab Assembly Speaker Charnjit Singh Atwal said at the Ambedkar Jayanti celebration here on Wednesday. Therefore, as his…

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How to be free of caste

As India marks the 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar this week, it must acknowledge the pervasiveness of discrimination and confront it head-on This year, India has sponsored the observation of the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar at the United Nations for the first time. The Permanent Mission of India to the UN shall commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon on April 13 at the UN headquarters, a day before his date of birth, with an international seminar on ‘Combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’.…

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Run for Caste free India tomorrow

The fifth Run for Caste-free India, under the joint auspices of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI), Shanti Chakra International and collaborated by Sports Coaching Foundation (SCF) will be held in the city on April 14. Stating that this time around it was a significant year as it marks the 125th birth anniversary of the Father of Indian Constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar, and DICCI’s South India Chapter President Narra Ravi Kumar said on Tuesday that the response to the run has been increasing with each edition. Over…

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