Birth anniversary of Ambedkar celebrated across all districts
The 127th birth anniversary of the Father of Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar was observed as "Pabitra Din" in all the 341 blocks in the state.
This is for the first time that his birth anniversary was observed in all the blocks following instructions from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
A programme was held in the Cultural Research Institute where James Kujur, minister for Tribal Development; Upen Biswas, chairman, West Bengal Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Development Finance Corporation and S K Thade, Principal Secretary, Backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development department were present. Important contributions of Ambedkar were highlighted. In the blocks, the programme started at 11 am. A citation on Ambedkar was read out, followed by a discussion on his life and works.