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Celebration of 125th birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

High Commission of India celebrated 125th birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Amity International School, Erasmia, (Pretoria) on 14 April 2016. Shri Hitesh Rajpal, First Secretary participated in the event, on behalf of the High Commission of India. From Amity School, Principal, teachers and about 200 students attended the programme. The programme included singing of national anthems of South Africa and India; recalling the immense contribution of Dr Ambedkar in fighting for the rights of Dalits and downtrodden in India and his seminal role in shaping the Constitution of India as the Chairman of Drafting Committee; dance and music performances by students; followed by viewing of the biographical film on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, documentaries ‘Taana Baana’ and ‘India – Spirit of Freedom’. It is hoped that such events contribute towards global understanding of important world personalities and on inequalities, gender empowerment and inclusive development among the young minds.

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