Time to focus on marginalized sections: Govt Chief Whip D Vinay Bhaskar
The National Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is a tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar, who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly, Government Chief Whip D Vinay Bhaskar said.
Hanamkonda (Warangal-U): The National Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is a tribute to Dr. B R Ambedkar, who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly, Government Chief Whip D Vinay Bhaskar said.
It may be mentioned here that the Government of India had been observing November 26 as 'Constitution Day' since 2015, as a mark of tribute to Ambedkar. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950, marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India.
Garlanding the statue of Ambedkar at the Public Gardens here on Tuesday, he said that Ambedkar, who championed the cause of poor and down-trodden, strove tirelessly for political rights and social freedom for the Dalits and the marginalised sections.
"Ambedkar remains an inspiration for proponents of equality and social justice. He was an ardent proponent of the rights of women, minorities and the socially underprivileged. It was because of Ambedkar the Indian Constitution had introduced reservations of jobs in the civil services, schools and colleges for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes," Vinay said. He said that it's time to rededicate on the issues faced by the marginalised sections.
Referring to Ambedkar's book, "Thoughts on Linguistic States" published in December 1955, the Chief Whip said that the father of the Indian Constitution clearly favoured language as basis for formation of the States and formation of smaller States in the country. He said that Ambedkar's thoughts were inspirational in the fight for separate Telangana. The State Government led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has been implementing innumerable welfare schemes and programmes for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden, Vinay said, referring to the thousands of crores spent on welfare.
Later, the participants took a pledge to honour the Indian Constitution and lend a helping hand to poor and downtrodden.
Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) chairman Marri Yadava Reddy, TNGO Warangal Urban District president Rajesh Goud, Corporators V ravinder, V Srinivas Rao and P Vidyasagar were among others present.