'Try to build dream state of Ambedkar'

'Try to build dream state of Ambedkar'

District-in-Charge Minister Suresh Kumar offering floral tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanthi at Kala Mandira in Chikmagalur on Thursday.

He was speaking after inaugurating the 120th year birth anniversary celebration of Dr B R Ambedkar jointly organised by the district administration, Zilla Panchayat and other departments at Kala Mandira on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said “It is our duty to realise the dream of Dr B R Ambedkar. We should dedicate ourselves to build a society with equality.” Calling Ambedkar as the real time humanist, he said Ambedkar was a dreamer who dreamt of a free society with the presence of equality and brotherhood.

Informing about various social justice programmes undertaken by the State government for the development of backward community he said, the government has granted Rs 4,633 crore under Special Block Project this year.

 A sum of Rs 20 crore has been granted for opening model hostels in 10 districts. A sum of Rs 3,358 crore has been reserved for tribal projects, he said.

In his talk, Karnataka University Kannada Study Centre Director Prof Durgadas urged for the need for the establishment of a society with equality. The fight in the future should not be based on ‘caste’ issue, but it should be an ideological fight, he insisted.

“Education is a weapon to overthrow all the problems. There is no point in limiting the leaders to a caste. Ambedkar must be a role model, for he fought against inequality after pursuing higher education,” he said.

Presiding over the function, MLA C T Ravi said a clean society can be formed when untouchability is ousted from each house.

Procession

The portrait of Ambedkar was brought to the venue in a procession which was marked by dance and songs. The procession which started off in old taluk office premises, passed through Thogarihankal circle and reached Kuvempu Kalamandir.

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