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Webinar on ‘Contemporary Relevance of Dr B R Ambedkar’s Thought’ held at ABVV

ABVV VC Professor ADN Bajpai and others during the webinar.

Raipur, Apr 14

To mark the 131st birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, a webinar was organised at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya (ABVV) Bilaspur on Wednesday. The theme of the online lecture was “Relevance of thoughts of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s “. The keynote speaker of the programme was  Professor S L Nigam, Vice Chancellor, Shri Shankaracharya Professional University Bhilai.

He said that Baba Saheb was not only the creator of the Constitution but also the torch-bearer uniformity in the society and freedom. In his last speech before Samvidhan Sabha on November 25, 1949, Baba Saheb had said, “We are giving the best constitution to India, which encompasses the rights and security of all, which will be the responsibility of future generations to follow.” Describing Ambedkar as the national leader, he said that it will be disgraceful to Baba Saheb if he is considered a leader of a particular class. Even as Baba Saheb there had been ideological differences with Gandhi and Nehru, but they reached a consensus in the interest of the nation.

Baba Saheb was not against the Brahmins, but against Brahminism, which classifies the human race in the name of caste.

Chief Guest Satish Chandra Verma, Advocate General of Chhattisgarh High Court Bilaspur, elaborated on the life circle of Baba Saheb and said that Baba Saheb did a great work by eradicating all the negativity from the society despite all odds. Presiding over the webinar, ABVV Vice Chancellor Professor Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai said that Ambedkar was the voice of Dalit, backward, marginal and exploited. His thinking was very scientific. He was a nationalist leader and spoke of the interest of the entire nation.

Professor Bajpai described Gandhi, Nehru and Ambedkar as the great leaders of Indian politics and said that there was a need to remember the great stature like Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya whose coordinated effort led to the Puna Pact and secured the rights of Dalit, backward in the Constitution. Professor Bajpai conceptualized “Garhbo Nava University” and said that on the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, the entire country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav, the university will also organize programs in memory of national and local legends throughout the year.

Baba Saheb Ambedkar Shodhpeeth will be established in the university. Programs will also be organized in memory of great sons of the soil like E Raghavendra Rao, Shaheed Nandkumar Patel. Dr SR Kamlesh, Additional Director of Higher Education and Principal E Raghavendra Rao Postgraduate Science College, Bilaspur said that Baba Saheb is the symbol of social equality. Dr H S Hota, Dean Student Welfare said that it was great to hear the views of so many scholars on one platform. Convenor of the programme Registrar Dr  Sudhir Sharma also expressed his views.  Programme coordinator Dr Manoj Sinha successfully conducted the programme.

About 350 participants including Principals, Professors, Program Officers of National Service Scheme and volunteers from various states of the country, participated in the webinar. Dr Vinod Khanna from Chandigarh, Dr Sanjay Tiwari from Jabalpur, Dr Aparna Negi from Shimla, Dr Samta Jain were present in this webinar.

Dr Ambarish Garg, Dr Suman Bhattacharya, Kamlesh Kumar Shukla, Professor B K Patel, Bhojram Patel, Brajendra Shukla, Dr  D K Pandey,  Dr Shubharaja Pandey, Dr Basant Anchal, Dr Chandrashekhar Singh, Dr Gaurav Sahu, Soumitra Tiwari, Dr AP Vartama, Dr Kamal Prasad Chandra, Dr Sharad Kumar Dewangan, Dr P L Adile, Dr B L Sai, Dr Devendra Shukla, Vikas Sharma, Dr Shiv Dayal Patel, Ajay Patel, Dr K K Sinha, Rahul Jangade, Manju Madhuri Vajpayee , Sunita Dwivedi, Abha Patel, Akanksha Dubey, Akash Sahu, Alok Dixit, Brijeshwa Kumar Saw etc. were present on the occasion.



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