CHICAGO: The Consulate General of India in Chicago in collaboration with Ambedkar Association of North America [AANA] celebrated 126th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on Friday April 14 at the Consulate premise in Chicago Downtown.
The opening remarks were delivered by CG Mrs. Neeta Bhushan to the gathering recalling the mammoth work done by the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. She emphasized that the Constitution of India does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, creed, sex or any other ground. It is the duty of every citizen of India, therefore, to uphold the Constitution both in its letter and spirit.
Speakers from Ambedkar Association of North America [AANA] spoke on the role of Dr. Ambedkar in National Reconstruction, Ambedkar’s agriculture and economical policies and women empowerment. During cultural program, children sang classical Raga and performed the classical dance “Bharat Natyam”. Mahesh Wasnik introduced the AANA & its activities.
A book and photo exhibition on the life and times of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was organized as part of the celebration.
The celebration was attended by a cross-section of prominent Indian-Americans residing in Chicagoland. Consul OP Meena proposed a vote of thanks.