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CG pays tribute to Dr. Ambedkar
CG pays tribute to Dr. Ambedkar

BY A STAFF WRITER

CHICAGO, IL -- The Consulate General of India in Chicago, in collaboration with Ambedkar Association of North America (AANA), celebrated the 126th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on April 14.

The opening remarks were delivered by Neeta Bhushan, Consul General.

She recalled the mammoth work done by the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly under the chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in drafting the Constitution of India.

She emphasized that the Constitution of India does not discriminate anyone on the basis of religion, creed, sex or any other ground. It is the duty of every citizen of India, therefore, to uphold the Constitution both in its letter and spirit.

AANA leaders spoke on the role of Dr. Ambedkar in National Reconstruction, his agriculture and economical policies and women empowerment. During cultural programme, the children sang classical raga & performed the classical dance Bharat Natyam. Mahesh Wasnik introduced the AANA & its activities.

A Book and photo exhibition of photographs on the life and times of Dr. Ambedkar was also organized as part of the celebration.

The celebration was attended by a cross-section of prominent Indian-Americans residing in Chicagoland. O P Meena, Consul, proposed a vote of thanks.

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Update: 22-April-2017

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