Thousands of followers pay their tribute to MahaManav on Chaityabhoomi
Source :NewsBharati Date :06-Dec-2018
Mumbai, Dec 6: Thousands of people paid tributes to Dr B. R. Ambedkar on his 62nd death anniversary on Chaityabhoomi Thursday.
There was heavy rush of followers since morning on roads leading to the Chaityabhoomi, the place of the Dalit icon's cremation, in central Mumbai.
People had been gathering in the city since the last three days to pay their respects to Ambedkar on the 'Mahaparinirvan Diwas'.
Volunteers of the Samata Sainik Dal, an organisation founded by Ambedkar, were supervising crowd management in central Mumbai.
The city police maintained a strict vigil and traffic restrictions were also imposed on some roads for the convenience of people.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also made elaborate arrangements to deal with heavy rush of people.
A senior BMC official said, "large pandals were set up at the Shivaji Park and civic personnel were instructed to arrange basic amenities like water tankers, mobile toilets, ambulances, temporary shelters for visitors. A control command centre was monitoring the movement of visitors, adding that doctors, fire brigade and disaster management were also deputed".
The BMC would also distribute over one lakh booklets to visitors, giving details of the Mahaparinirvan Diwas.
The Mumbai Police also stepped up security around the Chaityabhoomi. they are keeping eye on movement and issues of law and order.
On this ocassion, in the first of its kind, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerent launched a media school to train Dalit and Tribal youth in journalism by Minister of Social Justice and Empowerent, thwarachand Geholt on Thursday.