Symposium held on Dr Ambedkar

CSIR-Central Food Technolo­gy Research Institute (CFTRI) SC/ST employees’ welfare association on Thursday cel­ebrated the 125th birth anni­versary of Dr B R Ambedkar and also organised a sym­posium on topic ‘Constitu­tion-relevance, opportunities and progress’.

Delivering the inaugural address at the programme, MP Dhruvanarayan spoke at length on the contribution of Dr B R Ambedkar to the so­ciety. He said, “Ambedkar was a multifaceted person and commonly referred as the chief architect of the In­dian constitution for framing one of the best constitutions in the world. He was the voice for the voiceless and always stressed the younger genera­tion to build an educated soci­ety. Indian constitution today

has benefitted a lot of people and post-independence, the Literacy ratio among SC/ST has increased.” He added that “I request the CFTRI to initiate more training programmes in the near future for unemployed youths from the rural background and train them to get benefits from self-employment schemes.”

Lectures on topic Bharath Rathna Dr B R Ambedkar- An economist, Business oppor¬tunities and prospective en¬trepreneurs, reservation policies- an overview and other topics were held at the one-day symposium.

Students of government schools, who excelled in the recent SSLC examinations, were awarded with cash prize and certificates on the occasion.

President of CFTRI SC/ST employee’s welfare association Dr S Nagarajan, Director of CSIR-CFTRI Prof Ram Rajasekharan, President of Karnataka State Backwards Jagrautha Vedike K S Shivaramu, Former Mayor Purushotham and Liaison Officer V S Nagaraju, General Secretary, CFTRI SC/ST Narasimha Murthy and others were present.

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