The 125th birth anniversary of the architect of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar was celebrated at Karnataka State Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University on Thursday.
For the first time, the day is being celebrated as World Knowledge Day after the United Nations recently announced to pay homage to Ambedkar.
Inaugurating the event progressive thinker professor K C Basavaraju pointed that the Maharashtra government during the tenure of Sharad Pawar had published 17 volumes of Ambedkar’s writings which was translated into Kannada. The writings provide better solution to various problems plaguing the society in political, social, and economical spheres, he added.
He noted that Mahatma Gandhi and Dr B R Ambedkar were the two visionaries who have contributed immensely for the growth of the country.
He rued the fact that ill treatment meted out to the downtrodden by the upper caste Hindus was perpetuated in the garb of culture.
“It was Dr B R Ambedkar who unraveled this and portrayed the ills of caste system in India and was indefatigable in rooting it out. Being the architect of the Indian Constitution is one of his greatest contributions to the Indian society,” he added.
KSGH Music and Performing Arts University Vice Chancellor Dr Sarvamangala Shankar, Registrar Professor A Rangaswamy, Registrar (Examination) Professor M S Shekhar, Professor H T Venkateshamurthy, Sir M Vishveshwaraiah Post Graduation Centre Mandya were present.