HCU to celebrate Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary for an entire year

The Hyderabad Central University will hold an year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar

PTI April 13, 2016 19:01:48 IST
HCU to celebrate Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary for an entire year

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Central University will hold an year-long celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Indian Constitution.

It will start on Thursday with a function in the university's administrative building.

HCU to celebrate Ambedkars 125th birth anniversary for an entire year

Dr B R Ambedkar. Reuters

A committee of faculty members, students and non-teaching staff would plan the activities to be held throughout the year.

"During the next one year the university proposes to organise several activities to increase awareness about Ambedkar's contribution to the welfare of society and humanity, in particular his vision of industrialisation to generate employment for the poor and deprived sections of the Indian society," an HCU release said.

A seminar on the preamble of the Constitution is being planned. There would be a reading out of the preamble for the students and employees on November 26, the Constitution Day.

HCU, also known as University of Hyderabad, has been at the centre of a controversy since the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula in January, with the students demanding removal of the vice-chancellor Appa Rao Podile.

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