RICH TRIBUTES were paid to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 50th death anniversary here on Wednesday. In a function held at Dr Ambedkar’s statue at Board Office Square to pay tributes to the Dalit leader, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the State Government was committed to work for welfare of weaker sections of the society so that social inequality could be minimised.
He and other BJP leaders garlanded Dr Ambedkar’s statue. Chouhan said Dr Ambedkar dedicated his entire life for the welfare of weaker sections and his contribution in that regard was exceptional.
Chouhan said Adivasi Panchayat and Dalit Panchayat would be organised in next two months to discuss actual problems faced by these sections. It was imperative to know actual problems of a group or section of society before finalising policies and plans for their welfare, he said.
The Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP) also organised a function to pay homage to Dr Ambedkar. The GGP State president Gulzar Singh Markam presided over the function.
Dalit Mukti Sena and Peoples’ Republic Party also organised functions at Dr Ambedkar’s statue near the Board Office to pay tributes to their departed leader. Congress leaders assembled at Dr Ambedkar’s statue near Lily Talkies and garlanded his statue as a mark of respect for the Dalit leader.
BHEL SC, ST Employees Welfare Association organised a function at Dr Ambedkar Garden in Barkheda to pay tributes to their leader. After paying floral tributes to Dr Ambedkar, a two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed leader. Similar functions were also held at Dr Ambedkar Bhavan, Barkheda and Kamla Nehru Garden, Barkedha.
A function was also held at the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) headquarters to pay tributes to the architect of Indian Constitution. Reserve Bank SC/ST & Buddhist Employees Association and NSUI also organised functions to mark the occasion.