UN to celebrate Ambedkar’s birth anniversary for the first time

Panel discussion to be held on eliminating inequalities and achieving SDGs

By: PTI | New York | Published:April 9, 2016 12:09 pm
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The birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution and Dalit rights activist, would be observed at the United Nations for the first time with focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

The Permanent Mission of India to the UN in association with the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation For Human Horizon will commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar on April 13 at the UN headquarters here, a day before his birthday.

On the occasion, a panel discussion will be organised on ‘Combating inequalities for the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)’.

“Babasaheb’s birth anniversary to be observed at UN for 1st time with focus on combating inequalities to achieve SDGs,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

A note circulated by the Indian mission said that as India celebrates the 125th birth anniversary of the “national icon”, Babasaheb remains an inspiration for millions of Indians and proponents of equality and social justice across the globe.

“Fittingly, although it’s a matter of coincidence, one can see the trace of Babasaheb’s radiant vision in the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly to eliminate poverty, hunger and socio-economic inequality by 2030,” it said.

Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891. He died in 1956 and was posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1990.

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    ashok mahesh
    Apr 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    Yessssslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We feel happy but some events r not good nowdays
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      CHANDRASHEKAR G
      Apr 15, 2016 at 7:02 am
      We are very happy for recognised as a world leader, because in india separeted him one cl.
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        SURAJ mODAK
        Apr 17, 2016 at 11:40 am
        Sir, we r so Proud and Happy to organize 125 birth anniversary of Lord Dr.B.R.Ambedkar in UNO, but I mostly desire to practically implement of his IDEOLOGY base on NYA, SWANTTRA SAMATA,BANDHUTA
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          Mukesh Kumar
          Apr 9, 2016 at 8:50 am
          Yet another first in India in last 1-2 year. Earlier only one family was highlighted and worshiped. Now scenario is changing for sure. Ambedkar has been one of the foremost thinkers of India and he deserved this long before. Happy to see that Modi govt is highlighting his legacies at world forums. Kudos!
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            Mukesh Kumar
            Apr 9, 2016 at 8:48 am
            Yet another first in India in last 1-2 year. Earlier only one family was highlighted and worshiped. Now scenario is changing for sure. Ambedkar has one of the foremost thinkers of India and he deserve this long before. Happy to see that Modi govt is highlighting his legacies at world forums. Kudos!
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              sunil sitaram
              May 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm
              Its a great pleasure ! The Nation Builder Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birth day is declared WORLD KNOWLEDGE DAY on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary which is celebrated in the UNO first time. for this occion we request to UNO and its member to support us and give the letter to Govt of India to declare the name of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as a Founder of Reserve Bank of India- but the Financial Secretary says that no record found about the what role of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar is establishment of RBI so we are again request to UNO and its member to support for this purpose. JAI BHIM sunil garud kalyan 9930677680
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