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Ambedkar's birth anniversary celebrated in UK

BR Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution, was remembered on his 115th birth anniversary, in London.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2006 11:32 IST

B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, was remembered on his 115th birth anniversary at a function at India House, in London.

Indian High Commissioner Kamlesh Sharma and several speakers eulogised the contribution of Bharat Ratna Ambedkar not only to the downtrodden community but India as a whole.

Prerna Tambay, lecturer from Mumbai University who is currently doing a research at London University, spoke about Ambedkar's contribution to emancipation of women in India.

Others who spoke on the occasion included Dhammachari Suddhaka, Director of Karuna Trust, who has worked extensively in India and abroad for under-privileged children in India; R M Summan, Executive of Federation of Ambedkarites and Buddhist Organisations UK; Yograj Ahir, President of Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha, Southall; and Srinivasan, Acting President of Federation of Ambedkarites and Buddhists Organisation UK.

The High commissioner also presented an award to Chaman Chahal of Sahenshah Restaurant at Southall, for his philanthropic work.

The two-hour function concluded with a musical tribute by famous folk singer Haridan Gadhavi, accompanied by Gira Chakravarty and Prajay Chauan on tabla.

First Published: Apr 17, 2006 11:32 IST