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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee has paid rich tributes to Bharat Ratan Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 130th Birth Anniversary.
The function was attended by Senior Congress leaders of the party including PCC Vice Presidents Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, Kanta Bhan General Secretaries Yogesh Sawhney), Th. Manmohan Singh, Ex-MLAs Th. Shiv Dev Singh, Indu Pawar, DCC President Hari Singh Chib, Krishan Lal Gupta, Shashi Sharma, Manjit Singh Jatt, Suresh Dogra, Rajvir Singh, Col Swarn Singh, Sanjeev Panda, Madan Lal Malagar, Dr. R.K. Khajuria, Kewal Krishan Jogi, Vijay Sharma, Pawan Dev, Atul Sharma, Chander Sheikhar, Rakesh Sharma, Surjit Kumar, Jagdish Kumar, Vimal Pandita, Jugal Sharma, Jagdish Kashap, Gharu Ram, Nipon Gandhi, Ajay Kumar, Yash Pal Sangra, Chander Kumar, Som Nath Verma, Mani Ram, Bharat Dogra, Harish Pasar, Mohan Lal, Pawan Kumar, Raju and others. Paying floral tributes to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Mula Ram remembered the contribution of Dr. Ambedkar during freedom struggle and post independence era. After India gained independence in 1947, Ambedkar accepted Congress’ proposal to serve as the country’s first Law Minister and was appointed chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee on 29 August, 1947.
Former Minister and Vice President PCC Raman Bhalla recalled Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for his relentless efforts for the rights of the under privileged sections of the society and to get them their constitutional rights in every sphere of life on the principle of equality. The Indian Constitution is a unique document representing the pluralistic character of our Country. He will always be remembered for his pivotal role in formulating the Constitution of India, the largest democracy of the World.
Bhalla also cautioned the people against the designs of anti-social and anti national forces and lashed out the present dispensation in the country for their failure to check such forces.
Yogesh Sawhney said that it is more important to remember Dr. Ambedkar at the point of time when there are attempts to distort history and dilute the democratic and secular structure in the Country. He lashed out at the forces who are trying to destroy and distort the contribution of the Congress party and its great stalwarts during the freedom struggle and in the post independent era.