Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

Minor clashes witnessed in Punjab, Gujarat on Ambedkar Jayanti

B S Yeddyurappa B S Yeddyurappa
Melinda Barton | 14 April, 2018, 23:51

Drawing of Dr Ambedkar Portrait of 15X10 feets by using 2500 kg salts and 40 kg different colours placed at the premises of Divisional Social Welfare office at Kokadpura, is the main attraction of Jayanti.

The members of the Dalit community, led by Solanki, started raising slogans against them.

The government has come up with an important programme with opening of Ambedkar Bhawan in each city of the desert state while celebrating birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar who was principal architect of Constitution of India and a revered figure among scheduled castes. "We didn't allow a single BJP man to garland the statue", said a local resident, on condition of anonymity.

Greater Noida: A statue of BR Ambedkar in Richhpal Garhi village of Bisrakh here was found damaged, a day before the nation commemorates the birth anniversary of the Dalit icon. BJP men were carrying saffron flags and before heading to Ambedkar Nagar, they had offered flowers at a statue of Deen Dayal Upadhyay on GT Road.

The President said the book that he had been presented was a slim volume but covered the inspiring life of Dr Ambedkar and several dimensions of his ideas and personality.

Late on Friday night, clashes broke out between Dalits and a Hindu outfit in Phagwara in Punjab over renaming of a junction. Heavy police force was deployed in view of the tense situation. Punjab has highest proportion of Dalit population in the country. They are committing atrocities against Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, Dalits. "Pujya Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of society". "We remain indebted to him for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution". Highlighting the life and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar, in his address, Dr. Chand said that India's power lies in its democratic systems and its diversity.