New Delhi, October 1: In order to make grand celebration of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, Government on Wednesday released a Commemorative Stamp on Dr Ambedkar. Union Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot and Union Communication & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad jointly released the stamp.
With an objective of year long celebrations is to make the world aware about the life and the work of Dr. Ambekdar as a champion of the underprivileged. In this regard PM Modi chaired the first meeting of the National Committee on Nationwide Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in July.
Speaking on the occasion Thaawar Chand Gehlot said that the Government has taken up a number of programmes and is organizing various activities on the 125th Birth Anniversary celebrations wherein a tableau on Dr. Ambedkar would be part of the 26th January celebration, 100 students will be sent to Columbia University and London School of Economics for study tour, Dr. Ambedkar Memorial at 26 Alipur Road, Delhi will be developed in a befitting manner.
The village Ambavade in Ratnagiri District (Maharashtra), to which the parents of Dr. Ambedkar belonged will be developed as a Model Village under PMAGY Scheme (Adarsh Gram). He further added that the life and works of Dr. Ambedkar is an inspiration to the millions.
Speaking on the occasion Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communication & Information Technology said Dr. Ambedkar was the chief architect our constitution and was in 1990 bestowed with Bharat Ratna. The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on this occasion. He was also a champion of fundamental rights.
Earlier, Maharashtra government had already announced 125 crores for the celebration of 125th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar. Meanwhile, centre has also grant the authority of Indu mill o create the statue of Ambedkar which is adjacent to Arabian sea at Dadar.