PM Modi gave the sandals to Ratli Bai under the ‘Charan Paduka Yojana’, a Chhattisgarh BJP government scheme. Started back in November 2005, it entitled one male member per family of a tendu patta collector to free footwear every year.
The city witnessed political parties and Dalit groups making a beeline at the Ambedkar statue located at the GEB circle in Alkapuri in Vadodara since early morning.
Appealing to Maoists, PM Narendra Modi referenced Ambedkar and said, “I want to tell the youth who have taken to the path of violence that Babasaheb has given us the Constitution, all the protection you want is in the Constitution.”
Maurya also said Ambedkar did not belong to any one party, but he was a source of inspiration to everyone, an information officer said.
“We express our gratitude to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar for giving us a Constitution, which is amongst the best in world,” he said.
Across UP, Ambedkar statues have been vandalised, putting the state government and Dalits on the edge. In many villages, people are standing guard, mindful of what such vandalism has led to in the past
Returning for the second chapter of the “March for Science” in the city, over 250 people from the scientific community stood in solidarity with the international March for Science, which, this year was held globally on Saturday.
Security was tightened in view of the violence which took place in different parts of the state, especially in Kaithal, on April 2 when the Dalit organisations had given a call for Bharat Bandh.
“Our government has put all efforts so that the SC/ST Act’s provisions are not diluted. I also urge the Congress MPs from the state to take up this matter in Parliament,” the Punjab CM said.
Two groups clash over renaming of a traffic intersection as ‘Samvidhan Chowk’, four injured; CM appeals for peace.
The Sikhs, belonging to the Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar USA and Youth Akali Dal Amritsar USA, told the security personnel that they were protesting silently and peacefully.
“Ambedkar understood that rising and persistent inequalities pose fundamental challenges to the economic and social well-being of nations and people,” Achim Steiner said.
Ambedkar Jayanti 2018: On the occasion of BR Ambedkar’s birthday, we bring you a curation of some of Babasaheb’s (as he was popularly called) powerful and thought-provoking quotes.
Tension gripped Phagwara city on the eve of Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary following an attempt by Dalit activists to rename ‘Gol Chowk’ (paper square) to ‘Samvidhan chowk’ (Constitution square).
Saturday, April 14, marks the 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar. He was a social reformer, economist and jurist who encouraged the Dalit Buddhist Movement.