National Conference on Sunday described Baba Saheb Dr B R Ambedkar as a great visionary, saying the legendary leader worked tirelessly to foster egalitarian society and shed caste discrimination across the country.
“The people will always remember the architect of the Constitution of India for giving best Constitution in the world”, State Secretary Mr Rattan Lal Gupta said while paying tributes to Baba Saheb on his birth anniversary at a function held at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this morning.
Mr Gupta said that adhering to the principles of the Constitution and ensuring the fruits of democracy to reach all would be best and befitting tribute to the great luminary. He said the ideology of the legendary leader is humane, which is needed to be emulated. “Let us fulfill his dream by creating a society based on equality and social justice”, he added.
The function was organized by the NC SC Cell and its Co Chairperson Mr Vijay Lochan threw light on various facets of the life and struggle of Dr B R Ambedkar.
Paying homage to the legendary leader, Mr Lochan said his unflinching commitment towards social justice brought about a revolutionary transformation in Indian social order and helped in carving a society based on equality, justice and opportunities for all.
The senior party leaders profusely garlanded the portrait of Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb and exhorted the people to propagate his principles and work for carving a society where opportunities of progress are available to all, irrespective of caste, creed, colour and the region.
Speaking on the occasion, former MLC and senior leader Mr B. R. Kundal said that Dr Ambedkar dedicated his entire life for the welfare of weaker sections and his contribution in that regard was exceptional. “There is greater need for collectively working for welfare of weaker sections of the society so that social inequality could be minimized”, he maintained.
Mr Kundal said the best tribute to the great leader would be to imbibe the spirit of oneness which alone can lead the nation towards peace, progress and prosperity.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Secretary Sheikh Bashir highlighted the crucial contribution of Dr Ambedkar in heralding a new dawn for people of India in general and weaker and down trodden segments of society in particular.
Sheikh Bashir also recalled the struggle and contribution of Baba Sahib in evolution of democracy and framing up of Indian Constitution.
Paying tributes, National Conference Women Wing Provincial President Mrs Satwant Kour Dogra said the efforts of Baba Sahib yielded dividends in terms of creating opportunities in every sphere of activity for the weaker sections, which made a big turnaround the politico-social landscape of India.
Speaking on the occasion, former MLA Mrs Swaran Lata urged the people to emulate the spirit of togetherness and shun the tendencies of hatred and intolerance for making India a better place to live. She called for sincere and earnest efforts to pass on the message of Dr Ambedkar to posterity by upholding the principles he stood for all his life.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included:- Mrs Deepender Kour Ex-MLC, Mrs Bimla Luthra Ex-MLA, Mr Abdul Gani Teli Co Chairman OBC Cell, Mr Anil Dhar Vice President Jammu Province, Mr Pardeep Bali Provincial Secretary, Mrs Dilshad Malik Provincial Secretary, Mr Subash Chander Azad, Mr Bishan Dass Bhagat, Mr Simran Dass, Mr Som Raj Taroch, Mr Rakesh Dogra, Mr Charanjeet Bhagat, Mr Des Raj, Mr Raj Kumar, Mr Nar Singh, Mr Madan Lal, Mr Dev Raj and others.