“Dr B R Ambedkar cannot be restricted to any one community,” opined Department of Gandhian Studies Director Prof S Shivarajappa recently.
He was speaking after inaugurating the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedkar organised by the Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST) at its premises.
Addressing the gathering, he said that Dr Ambedkar worked for the betterment of OBCs, women empowerment, farmers and SC,ST but the present situation is different.
“He stood up against the social, economical and political dictatorship and opposed many social evils like untouchability and was a visionary and adopted the principles of Basavanna , Buddha, Vivekananda and other leaders; his contribution in framing the Constitution is remarkable. He was a ray of hope and strived to bring out a society in the lines of equality, liberty and fraternity.”
“Dr Ambedkar and his values are not just restricted to one community, he fought for the rights of every human being, he added.
The students who performed well in sports were felicitated on the occasion. In his presidential address, director M A Sudhakar highlighted the contribution of Dr Ambedkar. Student and faculty members were present.