Dedicated to the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, a seminar was organised in the premises of S.C.D. Govt. College, here today. Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Dr Charanjit Singh Atwal was the Chief Guest while Punjab SC Commission Chairman Mr Rajesh Bagha was the guest of honour on the occasion.The College Principal Dr. Dharam Singh Sandhu welcomed the guests. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Dharam Singh Sandhu extolled the virtuous work done by Dr. BR Ambedkar for the upliftment of the down-trodden, women, and the weaker sections of the society. He emphasized upon imbibing his philosophy in our life because we continue to be indebted to him.
Dr. Ashwani Bhalla introduced the guests and the speakers to the audience. He seconded the views of the Principal and said that Dr. Ambedkar not just gave us our constitution but also taught us what constitutes a human being. He said that Dr. Ambedkar was the biggest economist of the world and authored 53 books. RBI concept of India is based on the thesis of Dr. Ambedkar which was presented in Columbia University. In his biography Dr. Ambedkar opined that the progress of a community is measured by the progress of its women.Ex MLA Mr Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal said that had the Constitution not been framed the way it is, India would never have imbibed the cohesive structure that it enjoys today. He further said that Dr. Ambedkar lived a life of penance and worked for the cause of society. He congratulated the Principal for holding this seminar and said that we are lucky that we have had people like Baba Saheb Ambedkar who ensured the dignity of an individual through the annals of the Constitution. Today we are not just celebrating his birthday but a new birth of entire mankind. The chairman of Punjab State SC Commission,
Mr. Rajesh Bagha said that to address anyone as an untouchable or a dalit is derogatory in tone and disrespectful to the entire society. He also exhorted the youth to take the baton from Baba saheb and to take it further, thereby making his dream of an emancipated country come alive.Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal compared Dr. Ambedkar to Martin Luther King Junior and wondered why the whole world knows King but Ambedkar is still in oblivion. He also informed that Baba saheb is misconstrued as a Dalit leader whereas he fought against the caste system and not for any particular caste.In the end the Vice Principal Dr. Ujjalbir Singh thanked the esteemed guests and the audience for making this seminar a huge success which touched new heights in the Sahir Auditorium. Dr. Harblas Hira successfully conducted the stage and made it interesting by giving anecdotes from his life. The function culminated with the singing of the National Anthem by the college choir.