International communities to celebrate birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar

| Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:35
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BR Ambedkar statue

Communities across the globe are celebrating birth anniversary of Ambedkar

New Delhi: Sections of community across the globe will be celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar on April 14.

Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, is considered as the Father of Indian Constitution, the biggest and the most complex constitution in the world.

The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has decided to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti and Baisakhi at New Lake in Sector 42.  Mayor Arun Sood said the MC would pay homage to the Dalit leader for his contribution in drafting the Indian Constitution.

In Karnataka, a conglomerate of various Dalit groups has joined the district administration for a grand celebration of the event.

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United Nations will also celebrate 'Ambedkar Jayanti', at its headquarters in New York.

The commemoration ceremony is being organised by the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation for Human Horizon along with Permanent Mission of India.

On this day, the international organisation aims to focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and vouch his vision to create a nation on the firm grounds of democracy and social justice and equality for all.

This event is a stepping stone for the UN's 2030 Agenda for SDGs that aims at combating inequality within and among countries to create sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth.

Babasaheb has inspired Dalits in India to campaign against social discrimination against Untouchables while also supporting the rights of women and labour.

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