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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25 kg cake was cut on birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar

Chandigarh: At least, 25 kilogramme cake was cut on the 125th birth anniversaryof Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar by the Dalit Welfare association at Plaza, Sector 17 here, on Tuesday.On this occasion B R Tisavar said, “the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar is being celebrated as Human Rights day.” He also said that many followers paid tribute to the Dr B R Ambedkar. The chief guest for the event was Raj Kumar. Besides, Rakesh Bhadhur, District Attorney was also present during the event. During the event, B R Tisavar…

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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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