The 54th Parinirvan Tithi of the Architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, who waged continuous struggle to ensure that the crores of dalits, backwards and neglected sections lived an honourable life, was celebrated with fervour and dedication. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and BSP National President Ms. Mayawati ji, along with scores of BSP workers, office bearers, supporters, followers and people of Sarva Samaj paid homage to the late leader. Besides, the supporters and followers of Baba Saheb from all the districts of the state organised programmes in his memory and paid homage as well. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji here today first arrived at the Dr.
Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal and paid floral tributes on his statue. Thereafter, she arrived at the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Park and unveiled his statue constructed by the U.P. Government there. She also dedicated this park to the people. On the occasion, she dedicated to the people Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Vihar Khand-1, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Vihar Khand-2, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Vihar Khand-3, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Vihar Khand-4, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Buddha Vihar Parking Sthal and renewed Gomati Bridge for Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal, over-bridge for Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal and administrative building-2 of the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal.
Besides, Hon’ble Chief Minister ji also unveiled four-sided statue of Baba Saheb at the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gomti Vihar Khand-1 and dedicated to the people Manyawar Sri Kanshiram ji Bridge connecting Gomti Barrage with Laxaman Mela Maidan Marg constructed on the Gomti embankment, Gautam Buddha Bridge constructed near Hahnemann Crossing in Gomti Nagar over the NER crossing-2 AML, Dr. Ambedkar Bridge constructed near old Stretchy Railway Bridge in Agra City and a railway over bridge constructed near Alt Centre on the railway crossing 4-C on the Ghaziabad-Saharanpur Road in Ghaziabad City and other schemes.
Addressing people on the occasion, Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that it was Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, who gave dalits and exploited sections of the society their right to live with dignity, as they had been a victim of caste system for a long time. She said that by making provision of reservation for SC/ST, he ushered in a new era of socio-economic and educational uplift of these sections. Expressing her views on the occasion of Parinirvan Tithi of the late leader, the Hon’ble C.M. said that Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar relentlessly worked to establish an egalitarian society in the country. She pointed out that the State Government, keeping this mission of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar in mind, took every decision by following the policy of Sarvjan Hitai, Sarvjan Sukhai. She said that the true homage to the late leader would be paid by following the path shown by him. Ms. Mayawati ji said that Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his entire life to establish a society based on equality. She said that the present BSP Government had been sticking to the path shown by him and was making efforts to establish an egalitarian society all over the country.
She said that Dr. Ambedkar created awareness among dalits, exploited and weaker sections and took them to the centre of the power. Besides, he also protected the rights of backward and religious minorities. She said that Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar made several provisions in the Constitution to ensure that these sections lived a dignified life and also got social justice. Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that Dr. Ambedkar also worked in
the interests of OBCs. She said that the reservation facility for the OBCs in the education sector and Government services was a gift by Baba Saheb. She said that by creating a secular Constitution, Dr. Ambedkar provided equal opportunities to the followers of all religions. The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the saints, gurus and great men born in Bahujan Samaj waged life long struggle to establish equality based social system in the country. She said that the sacrifice, hardships and struggle of Baba Saheb could not be forgotten. She said that owing to the relentless efforts of Baba Saheb, the social perspective of the country had changed and strengthened the setting up of an egalitarian society in the country further. She said that the memorials, museums, parks, galleries, crossings and statues built to honour the saints, gurus and great men, who struggled to bringing social change in the society along with Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, would remain a source of inspiration for future generations as well.
Ms. Mayawati ji said that her government during its all tenures had implemented several important schemes and programmes to immortalise Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Referring to the programmes and schemes implemented in the name of Baba Saheb, she said that Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Yojana was implemented to ensure all round development of SC/ST dominated villages by creating Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Department. She said that under this
scheme the selected villages would be saturated with all the necessary facilities. A separate cell has been constituted for effective implementation and monitoring of the scheme. She said that sodium lamps were being installed in SC bastis of 10,000 Dr. Ambedkar villages. ‘Multi-purpose community centres’ had been set up in every dalit basti of the Ambedkar Gram Sabhas. She said that Dr. Ambedkar Vishesh Rozgar Yojana was being effectively conducted with a purpose to provide employment to the SC/ST people.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji said that the Agra University had been renamed as Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. Ambedkar Peeth has also been established in this university. Coaching centres for SC/ST, named after Dr. Ambedkar, have been set up in Aligarh and Agra districts. A new district named Ambedkar Nagar had been created within the Faizabad division. The stadium in Varanasi has been renamed after Baba Saheb, whereas, a museum and a library name after him has been set up in Rampur. Besides, Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Medical College at Banda and Dr. Bhimrao
Ambedkar Multi-Super Speciality Hospitals have been established at Noida and Greater Noida. Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped has been set up in Kanpur, while Dr. Ambedkar Bhawan has been constructed in Azamgarh district. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Degree Colleges have been set up in Mainpuri and Kannauj districts. Likewise, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium has been established in Lucknow and Dr. Ambedkar SC/ST Hostel having a capacity of 500 seats has been set up in Greater Noida. Dr. Ambedkar Parks have been set up in Agra and Gautam Buddha Nagar
districts. Dr. Ambedkar Paryavaran Museum and Dr. Ambedkar Paryavaran Parisar have been set up in Lucknow. Ambedkar Peeth and administrative building have been set up at the Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow. Ms. Mayawati ji said that with a view to immortalising the works
of Baba Saheb, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Vihar, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Gallery, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Smarak Drishya Sthal, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Pratibimb Sthal and Samajik Parivartan Sangrahalaya and Jan Suvidha Parisar have been established in Lucknow. Besides, Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Laghu Udyami Pradeshik Puraskar Yojana has been introduced. Dr. Ambedkar Nishulk
Boring Yojana and Dr. Ambedkar Krishi Oorja Sudhar Yojana have also been introduced.