JAMMU: Homage to Dr. Ambedkar on 128th Birth anniversary" was organised by All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations. The Bike Rally was flagged off by State President,All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations Sh R K Kalsotra, Padamshree Awardee Hon'ble S P Verma & BL Bhardwaj, Gen Secy, Confederation at 10.30 AM on 14th April 2019 at Ambedkar Park, Resham Ghar to Ambedkar chowk Rail Head Jammu.
Majority of participants were youth from City of Jammu who with full enthusiasm with panchsheel flags and raising slogans like jai bheem jai bharat, jab tak suraj chand rahega baba tera naam rahega etc. A number of drummers were also part of the celebration. Portrait of Baba Sahib is graced with flower showering. Paying tribute to Baba Sahib, State President Confederation R K Kalsotra apprised the gathering that in 1954 on Oct 27 while addressing the masses at Jalandhar Baba Sahib Ambedkar said when he came from England after getting my degree of Doctor of Pgilosophy, there was nobody in India with such qualification.
I declined all tempting offers of Government jobs because I had a great feeling for the service of my community. He further said while in Congress Govt. I retained true to my people.My critics pointed out that I had joined the Congress. I explained that I am like a rock which does not melt but turns the course of rivers. He apprised there were 30 S/C MPs. They never asked any question and never submitted a bill for consideration in the Parliament,. giving impression to the outside world that the people have no problems and they do not require any special consideration.He also said, I have built the house for you. Now it is up to you to maintain it in proper order.I have planted the tree, if you water it you will enjoy the fruits and it's shade.If not, you will have to sit in the sun and our community will be ruined. Kalsotra appeal to the community to come forth and strengthen the Confederation to complete the unfinished work of Baba Sahib for the welfare of the prople.
SP Verma gave his greeting to the nation on the auspicious occasion & said that Ambedkar's contribution in the Freedom of the nation was at par with Father of nation Mahatma Gandhi. Ambedkar became the Messiah of the downtrodden. He said every individual, regardless of class, caste, gender can progress by drawimg learning from his life. While addressing BL Bhardwaj appraised the participants, Baba Sahib was a learned man with following qualification like B.A., M.A., M.Sc., D.Sc., Ph.D., L.L.D.,
*D.Litt., Barrister-at-LAW. B.A.(Bombay University) Bachelor of Arts, MA.(Columbia university) Master Of Arts, M.Sc.( London School of Economics) Master Of Science, Ph.D. (Columbia University) Doctor of philosophy ,D.Sc.( London School of Economics) Doctor of Science L.L.D.(Columbia University) Doctor of Laws ,D.Litt.( Osmania* *University) Doctor of *Literature, Barrister-at-La (Gray's Inn, London) law *qualification for a lawyer in royal court of England.
*Elementary Education, 1902 Satara, Maharashtra. Matriculation, 1907, Elphinstone High School, Bombay Persian etc.,Inter 1909,Elphinston e College,Bombay Persian and English B.A, 1912 Jan, Elphinstone College, Bombay, University of Bombay, Economics & Political Science M.A 2-6-1915 Faculty of* *Political Science, Columbia University, New York, Main-Economics Ancillaries-Soc iology,* *History Philosophy, Anthropology, Politics Ph.D 1917 Faculty of* *Political Science, Columbia University, New York,The National Divident of India - A Historical and Analytical Study' M.Sc 1921 June London School of Economics, London 'Provincial Decentralizatio n of Imperial Finance in British India' Barrister-at- Law 30-9-1920 Gray's Inn, London Law D.Sc 1923 Nov London* *School, of Economics, London 'The Problem of the Rupee - Its origin and it's, solution' was accepted for the degree of D.Sc. (Economics).
L.L.D (Honoris Causa) 5-6-1952 Columbia University, New York For HIHchievements,*Ladership and authoring the constitution of India D.Litt (Honoris Causa) 12-1-1953 Osmania University, Hyderabad For HIS achievements, Leadership and writing the constitution of India! Bike Rally was led by Mohd Shafi Bajjad marched through Maheshpura Chowk, Breg.Rajinder Singh Chowk, Indira Chowk, Lower Gumat Chowk, Jewal, Dogra Chowk, Bikram Chowk, Last More Gandhi Nagar, via Valmiki Temple culminated under the Statute of Baba Sahib Dr Ambedkar at Ambedkar Chowk were all the members of the rally garlanded the statute of Baba Sahib and joined in a Megha Mela which was organised.