Sonia pays tributes to Ambedkar
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday hailed B R Ambedkar as one of the greatest icons of Modern India and said his life is a guiding light to all Indians who want to live together.
Greeting fellow citizens on Ambedkar Jayanti, Gandhi said 'Babasaheb' was indeed one of the greatest icons of Modern India and his contribution to the making of India as a nation shall always remain undisputed. "Dr B R Ambedkar's life is a guiding light to all us Indians who want to live together, united and under the shade of our Constitutional laws and ethos. The Indian Constitution is a living affirmation of the inclusive cohesiveness and guarantee for equality that Babasaheb envisaged," she said in a statement.
Paying tributes to one of the greatest sons of India and a champion of social equality and democracy, Gandhi said that the path of social democracy shown by Babasaheb shall forever remain relevant.
Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi also remembered Ambedkar on his birth anniversary and said, "Babasaheb's life and his work embody the struggle for the conscience of a nation."
Congress launches 'Quest for Equity', a website on Ambedkar
On the 126th birth anniversary of the Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar, Congress on Friday launched a website 'Quest for Equity', that hosts Babasaheb's work and provides a platform for data, research and legislation on issues related to SC/STs.
The website launched by the party's scheduled caste cell hopes to encourage critical analyses of contemporary socio- economic and political issues.
"This occasion is an opportunity for us to further Babasaheb's dream of making the promise of India more accessible to all. In this quest, AICC s SC Dept has launched http://www.questforequity.org, which hosts Babasaheb's work and data and reports on equity issues," the party said in tweet.
It is designed to serve as the definitive platform for data, research and legislation on issues related to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).
"Congress is proud to launch on Friday a platform designed to deepen our understanding of Babsaheb's thoughts," Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi tweeted.