Dr. Ambedkar Mahaprinirvan Diwas

Mahaprinirvan Diwas of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar will be observed on Tuesday, December 6 at 6 p.m,. at C. K. Choi Building for the Institute of Asian Research, 1855 West Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  Dr. Ambedkar died in 1956, less than two months after adopting Buddhism among a gathering of over 500,000 of his patrons. Dr. Ambedkar left a strong legacy and his contributions to the making of the Indian Constitution and thought processes are many.  Dr. Swaran Singh, visiting scholar at UBC’s Political Science Department of the  will shed light on Dr. Ambedkar’s contributions and legacy. The tribute is being hosted by Chetna Association of Canada and the Center for India and South Asian Research at UBC in association with the Ambedkarite International Coordination Society (AICS). Chetna and AICS have also appointed a Steering Committee to plan the Dr. Ambedkar International Symposium on Emanicipation (ASE) and observe the Dr. Ambedkar Birth Anniversary as the Equality Day.  The steering committee will share updates on the status of the symposium. Guest of honor for the evening will be Jiwan Kumar, retired Chief Engineer with PUDA (Punjab Urban Development Authority). For information and to RSVP, contact jbirdi@chetna.ca or Dr. Priti Narayan at priti.narayan@ubc.ca.