The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a meeting of the National Committee for Celebration of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Members gave their suggestions on how the celebration should be organized throughout the year. The Prime Minister thanked the members for their suggestions. He said efforts should be made to raise even greater global awareness about Babasaheb Ambedkar and his great contributions for the welfare of society and humanity. He said this could be accomplished through initiatives such as annual quiz competitions for schoolchildren. He said greater awareness should also be generated about Dr. Ambedkar's vision for India's industrialization, and its necessity in order to generate employment for the poor and deprived sections of Indian society.
Union Ministers Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Dr. Mahesh Sharma and Shri Jual Oram were present. Sardar Charanjit Singh Atwal, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Dr. Siddalingiah, Shri Milind Kamble, Shri Bhiku Ramji Idate, and Dr. Bhadant Rahul Bodhi were also present.