CUK holds webinar on ‘Life and Contributions of Ambedkar’
Post by RK News on Saturday, April 15, 2023
Srinagar, Apr 14: Department of Students Welfare (DSW) in association with the Department of Politics and Governance, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Law, Public Policy and Social Action, SC/ST/PwD cell of the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised a webinar on “Life and Contributions of Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar” to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar today.
In his message, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A Ravinder Nath, said, Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar focused on mainstreaming the untouchables into Indian society and fought for social, economic and political equality as well as equal opportunity to all. “Dr. Ambedkar demanded justice to untouchables and other weaker sections of the society via making provisions in the Indian Constitution. Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar is a Source of inspiration and motivation for many socially suppressed classes in general and first generation students in specific. He was a man with reformative ideas and greater deeds. He not only served as Chairman, Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution but played pivotal role in formation of Reserve Bank of India. We the teaching fraternity feel proud that he served to Head as Principal for Government Law College.” The Vice Chancellor appreciated the organiser for arranging a very impressive online programme at short notice.
Addressing the participants, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Shahid Rasool, said Dr.B R. Ambedkar left an indelible mark on the history of India, and also at International level, despite coming from a humble background. “He gave the country a robust constitution, which is guiding the Indian democracy and saw its growth and development and is protecting the freedom of individuals.” Prof. Shahid Rasool said uniqueness of Dr Ambedkar personality is that all, irrespective of ideologies, take ownership of Baba Sahab. He asked the participants to follow the principles of Dr. Ambedkar and take his teachings to all sections of society to realise his dreams of equality and build a stronger nation.
In his speech, I/c Dean School of Social Sciences and Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, described Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar as one of the tallest figures in Indian history and said that his teachings are still holding good during contemporary times also. “He (Dr. Ambedkar) was for the empowerment of individuals, especially women, through education, adding that he was the champion of the womens’ rights. “He was the spirit for the constitution of India and campaigned for the advancement of the discouraged classes.” Prof. Zargar said that we should hold frequent programmes to educate the students about the teachings of Dr. Ambedkar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dean School of Legal Studies and CoE, Prof. Farooq A Mir, said, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was not only an individual, but an institution and a movement. He was a multifaceted personality, an extraordinary patriot, social mastermind, political reformer, philosophical with dynamic thoughts and his contribution in different social reforms and framing of the Constitution has been immense.
Prof. Farooq A Shah, Chairperson, Anti-Discriminatory Cell, CUK, and Director Research and Development, said that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was an institution in himself and a multi-dimensional personality, He was born during the times when Indian society was plagued with untouchability and superstition, which he fought tooth and nail.