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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History is Made at HCU on the Eve of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar

History was made at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) yesterday, April 12, 2016. The University General Body Meeting of Students agreed on major issues listed below. In an unprecedented show of unanimity and unity the following resolutions were massed with a huge majority. Remove Appa Rao Podile from the post of Vice-Chancellor. Put an end to Campus Blockade immediately. Demilitarize University of Hyderabad campus immediately. Constitute a Committee against Prejudices and Discrimination. Drop all the false police cases slapped on students, professors and a media…

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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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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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WORLD’S TALLEST AMBEDKAR STATUE IN HYDERABAD TO COMMEMORATE HIS 125TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

Hyderabad: The Telangana chief minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to commemorate the 125 anniversary of B.R Ambedkar with a 125 feet statue of the stalwart, in Hyderabad. Acclaimed to be world’s tallest Ambedkar statue, KCR has directed his officials to work briskly to have it ready by April 14, 2017, the day that marks the 125th anniversary. The CM constituted a special committee under Kadiam Srihari to identify a suitable location, to be known as Ambedkar Square, for the statue in the city. Year long celebrations are to be…

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Hyderabad: BR Ambedkar’s statue at NTR party zone

Hyderabad: The Party Zone in NTR Gardens adjacent to the Secretariat, which has been a major recreation centre for people in the city for over a decade, will become a thing of the past soon thanks to the decision of the Telangana state government to develop an Ambedkar Square here including a 125-feet statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. The NTR Gardens is spread over 39 acres of which four acres were utilised to build the NTR Memorial by the Telugu Desam government in 1999. KCR to do bhoomi puja on…

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