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Dr. Ambedkar Foundation celebrates 134th Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti at Parliament House Lawns in New Delhi

New Delhi :- The 134th Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti was celebrated on April 14, 2024 by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) on behalf of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India near the statue of Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at the Parliament House Lawn.

The celebration of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti began with floral tributes by the President of India, Vice President, Prime Minister of India, Lok Sabha Speaker, other Ministers, Parliamentarians and many other dignitaries in the morning.

The entire event was opened up to the public to pay their obeisance at the feet of the life-size statue of Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at the Parliament House Lawn. Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti is annually celebrated by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) on behalf of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. This is done to commemorate the 134th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a Visionary Social Reformer, jurist, Economist and politician. Dr. Ambedkar played a significant role in drafting the Indian Constitution and championed the cause of marginalised communities, His thoughts on social justice, equality, and democracy still continue to inspire generations.

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) also maintained a stall to aid in the storage of belonging of the followers while they paid their floral tribute to Babasaheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. Buddhist chants were performed by 25 Buddhist monks. Artists of Song & Drama Division performed songs dedicated to Babasaheb Dr.Ambedkar on this occasion.

During the celebration of the 134th Ambedkar Jayanti, thousands of people came to pay floral tributes to the feet of the statue of Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar at the Parliament House Lawn, The event was attended by the Secretary Shri Saurabh Garg, Member Secretary Dr. Ambedkar Foundation Shri Prabhat Kumar Singh & other Senior Officers.

The grand celebration of the 134th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar was a great success due to the efforts of the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation alongwith officers/ officials from Ministry.

 Dr. Ambedkar Foundation

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation was constituted to disseminate the message and ideologies of Babasaheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. In 1991, a Centenary Celebration Committee of Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was constituted and was headed by the then Prime Minister of India. This committee decided to set up Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF). On March 24, 1992, Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF), an autonomous body was established under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to disperse programmes and activities for furthering the visions and thoughts of Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar on a pan-Indian scale.

DANM is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the life, work, and contributions of Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who was a renowned social reformer, orator, prolific writer, historian, jurist, anthropologist,and politician. The DANM museum houses a collection of personal belongings, photographs, letters, and documents related       to Dr. Ambedkar’s life, including his education, social reform movements, and political career. There are also audio-visual exhibits to showcase his speeches and interviews.