Tributes paid to Dr Ambedkar
Minister for Information Technology, Information and Public Relations Palle Raghunath Reddy has said Dr B R Ambedkar brought light into the lives of the poor, oppressed and the downtrodden sections of the society. Participating in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedkar at the Zilla Parishad meeting hall here on Tuesday,
Anantapur: Minister for Information Technology, Information and Public Relations Palle Raghunath Reddy has said Dr B R Ambedkar brought light into the lives of the poor, oppressed and the downtrodden sections of the society. Participating in the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedkar at the Zilla Parishad meeting hall here on Tuesday, he said that Dr Ambedkar was responsible for the upliftment of the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward classes in the country and enhanced their self-respect.
Paying glowing tributes to Dr Ambedkar, the Minister said that if the Dalits in the country were able to live with their heads held high and with self-respect, the credit should entirely go to Dr Ambedkar. Raghunath Reddy said that the Chief Minister was taking several steps for the welfare of the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward classes. He pointed out that Rs 5,875 crore was sanctioned under the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Sub-Plan. The Sub-Plan was being implemented in 38 government departments and Rs 6,845 crore was allotted to the scheduled castes students, he added.
Minister for Civil Supplies Paritala Sunitha urged people to follow in the footsteps of Dr B R Ambedkar and strive to eradicate casteism and communalism from the society. She said that the government was taking several steps for the welfare of the SCs and STs. Zilla Parishad Chairman Chaman Saheb said that it was unfortunate that untouchability still prevails in some villages and the Dalits were being attacked. He urged the youth to take Dr Ambedkar as role model and come up in life.
District Collector Kona Sasidhar described Dr Ambedkar as the architect of the Indian Constitution, a great nationalist, social reformer, humanist and educationist. He said that Dr Ambedkar came up in life the hard way, overcoming several hurdles.
Achieve Ambedkar’s ideals
Eluru: The ideals of Dr B R Ambedkar could be reaslised only when poverty was banished from society, observed West Godavari Zilla Parishad Chairman Mullapudi Bapi Raju here on Tuesday. Addressing the 125th Jayanthi of Dr Ambedkar in the ZP hall, Raju said that when everyone put in efforts to ensure that the constitutional benefits reached the needy poor, Babasaheb’s aspirations could be fulfilled.
Undi MLA V V Sivarama Raju described Dr Ambedkar as a great intellectual who strove for establishing an egalitarian society and worked ceaselessly for the uplift of the poor. Inaugurating the Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations in SCR Mazdoor Union office, Eluru Railway Chief Booking Superintendent Shaik Meera lauded his services to the country, particular with the aim of removing poverty and paving the way for a just society. Union leaders M V S S Appa Rao, Sundara Rao, G V R Naik, China Appa Rao and Ramesh were present.
ONGC celebrates Ambedkar Jayanthi
Rajahmundry: ONGC Rajahmundry Asset celebrated Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary in a grand manner, here on Tuesday, at Surya Gardens, JN Road, Rajahmundry. On the occasion, employees of the Asset led by Debashis Sanyal, Executive Director-Asset Manager paid floral tributes to the statue of the architect of Indian constitution in ONGC’s Base complex.
Speaking on the occasion, Sanyal, said “Dr. Ambedkar struggled immensely for the upliftment of the downtrodden and their welfare as a responsible citizen of the country. And ensured proper safeguards for the lower-strata even in the constitution, which was notable.