Babasaheb Ambedkar should get Nobel Prize, says Ram Vilas Paswan

MUMBAI: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today demanded Nobel Peace Prize for Dalit icon Babasaheb Ambedkar. “Babasaheb Ambedkar deserves the Nobel Prize. He should be honoured the way Dr Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela were,” Paswan told PTI here. “From today, it will be my mission to ensure that Ambedkar gets the Nobel Prize for the tremendous work he did to uplift the poor and downtrodden,” he said. Paswan, founder and chief of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), said his party workers will undertake a campaign to ensure maximum public…

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125th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar today: Docu made by Pune film-maker screened at UN meet

In the last 15 years, Marathi filmmaker Sandeep Manohar Navre has made nearly a dozen Marathi films. However, he says the experience of making one documentary surpasses all his past experiences of film-making. And the reason, he says, is that the documentary deals with a man larger than life — Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar — a social reformer, politician and economist whose 125th birth anniversary is celebrated on April 14. The documentary titled Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar… A Man of the Century was screened at the UN Conference held in New York…

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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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Ambedkar Jayanti brings little joy to his flock

The BJP may find it difficult to publicly acknowledge that Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula’s suicide inside the Hyderabad Central University’s (HCU’s) campus and the protests that followed at HCU and other campuses damaged the party’s image considerably, but it did. The party is now doing its best to undo the damage, at least, to some extent. In April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two rallies on BR Ambedkar, whose 125th birth anniversary is today, and highlight issues related to villages and farmers. The BJP will also involve the national…

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HCU to celebrate Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary for an entire year

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Central University will hold an year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Indian Constitution. It will start on Thursday with a function in the university’s administrative building. A committee of faculty members, students and non-teaching staff would plan the activities to be held throughout the year. “During the next one year the university proposes to organise several activities to increase awareness about Ambedkar’s contribution to the welfare of society and humanity, in particular his vision of industrialisation…

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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.…

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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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Ambedkar Jayanti: Dalits demand end to manual scavenging

NEW DELHI, APRIL 13:  As political parties scramble to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar on April 14 with an eye on votes, hundreds of manual scavengers and Ambedkar followers reached Delhi’s Jantar Mantar after a 125-day ‘Bhim Yatra’ across the country. “Buckets full of muck on our heads and brooms aplenty, how do we to lift the tricolour, if our hands are not free?” recited Dev Kumar, a ‘safai karmachari’ and poet from Kanpur, taking a dig at the ongoing debate on “nationalism”. The gathering included…

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International communities to celebrate birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar

New Delhi: Sections of community across the globe will be celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar on April 14. Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world. The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi at New Lake in Sector 42.  Mayor Arun Sood said the MC would pay homage to the Dalit leader for his contribution in drafting the Indian Constitution. In Karnataka, a conglomerate of various…

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