Haryana Government has decided to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Chandigarh, March 31 – Haryana Government has decided to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in a befitting manner and the state level function would be held in Yamunanagar on April 14, 2016.
This was stated by Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Minister, Mr. Krishan Kumar Bedi who was addressing a joint press conference with Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar here today.
Mr. Bedi said that the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal would be the chief guest on this occasion whereas the function would be presided over by the Transport Minister. Member of Parliament, Mr. Rattan Lal Kataria and local MLAs would also be present on this occasion.
Replying to a question, Mr. Panwar said that following the directions of Chief Minister, the Haryana Government has, for the first time, decided to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Valmiki Jayanti and Sant Kabir Jayanti at its own level.
Replying to another question, Mr. Bedi said that Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi had earlier announced to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar throughout the country. Functions would be organised at panchayat level across the country and the youth would be apprised about his life and deeds.