Assam to set up institute for research on BR Ambedkar

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GUWAHATI, April 16: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced that state government would set up an institution of national repute in Guwahati to promote and popularize the thoughts, action and philosophy of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar among the younger generation. Leading the state in paying rich tributes to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion of his 127th Birth Anniversary at Janata Bhawan on April 14, Sonowal said that the proposed institution after the name of Dr. Ambedkar would undertake extensive research on the works of Dr Ambedkar and generate awareness among the younger generation about Dr. Ambedkar and his philosophy.

Sonowal also said that state government would start study and training programme for the meritorious students belonging to SC category to enable them to secure their admission in leading national and international institutions.

Paying rich tributes to the father of Indian constitution, Sonowal said that Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar has had enough contributions to setting and strengthening the tenets of democracy in the country. An extensive study on the life and works Dr. Ambedkar would enable the younger generation to discover many of the important facets of Indian democracy.

Speaking on the occasion, Assam tribal affairs minister Pramila Rani Brahma gave a brief snapshot of all the schemes that the state government has adopted for the welfare of the backward and under privileged sections of the state. Synchronising with the programme, Sonowal also handed over cheques Rs. 50,000 each to a few couples under a scheme for inter-caste marriage.

Minister of state for social welfare Naba Kumar Doley, MP RP Sarma, former speaker Assam Legislative Assembly Ranjeet Kumar Dass, director SC Development Board Leena Das and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


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