UoM VC appeals Union State Minister to grant Rs.6.9 crore for Dr. Ambedkar Kendra.

Mysuru, September 24, 2022 (www.justkannada.in): Prof. G. Hemanth Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, today appealed to the Union Minister for State, Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Atawale to grant Rs.6.9 crore for the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Kendra.
He participated in a lecture program on the topic, “Political Reservation of Nine Decades: Phenomenon, IMpact and Changes,” organized by the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Research and Extension Center, University of Mysore, on the occasion of the Poona Agreement Day. He appealed the Union Minister to provide Rs. 6.9 crore to undertake the fourth phase of the Dalit Enrolment Kendra and Museum.
He also informed that the University has established the Buddha Research Center and Chamarajangara MP V. Srinivasa Prasad had urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to Mysuru to grant a sum of Rs. 10 crore for the Kendra.
“In the history of Indian democracy, Dr. Ambedkar and Gandhiji have built a democratic country including all, based on principles of ethics and reality. Ambedkar is called as a democrat by birth. He understood the social system of the country and dedicated his entire life to give proper treatment to the society which was suffering from several stigmas, and became a visionary. The Poona agremeent was made about nine decades ago between Mahatma Gandhiji and Babasaheb Ambedkar, and this program is to analyze critically the political reservation in India,” he observed.
Prof. Vivek Kumar, Head, Soical Systems Research Center, New Delhi, in his address, said, 50% reservation should be provided to dalits in politics, for which Gandhiji and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar had strove. The aspiration of democracy was reservation. It should be discussed in the cabinet and come to implementation. The entire dalit political scenario should change.
Social Justice and Empowerment State Minister Ramdas Atawale spoke on the occasion. Centre Director Dr. S. Narendra Kumar, Prof. Dr.J. Somashekar and others were present.
Keywords: University of Mysore/ Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Kendra/ Union Minister Ramdas Atawale