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PU CSAS mark Dr Ambedkar’s Day
PU CSAS mark Dr Ambedkar’s Day

LAHORE: (Thursday, May 18, 2017): Punjab Centre for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore in collaboration with Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore, organized a 10th International Seminar of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Day on “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Role to Empower Women”. Social Activist from Ahmadabad, India Manjula Pradeep, Dr Parmod Kumar & Dr Anu Mehra from University of Delhi, India, Mangeshraj Dahiwale from University of Pune, India, Ex-VC of Sargodha University Dr Muhammad Akram Choudhary, Director CSAS Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid, faculty members, MPhil/PhD scholars and a large of students were present on the occasion.

Ms. Manjula Paradeep Hotilal, Social Activist, Ahmadabad, India said that Ambedkar was the most educated person of his age. She said where ever there was oppression and discrimination, his philosophy of liberty, equality and fraternity was relevant. She said he influenced a wide range of population all over the world. She said that he brought a great radical change without shedding a single drop of blood. University of IGNOU Delhi’s Dr. Parmod Kumar said that Dr. Ambedkar emphasized on equal wages for female labour, equal rights of education and right to own property for women. Dr. Anu Mehra from University of Delhi said that Dr. Ambedkar himself had to face discrimination. Dr. Ambedkar formed the constitution of India and in that constitution; he legislated to empower women and to grant many rights to strengthen their role in society. Mr. Mangeshraj Dahiwale from University of Pune acknowledged the services of Dr. Ambedkar to work for the empowerment of women, abolishing caste system and upholding minority rights. University of Sargodha’s former Vice-Chancellor Dr. Muhammad Akram Ch quoted many references from the religious book of Hindus “Manu Smiriti” in which it was ordained to suppress women and Dr. Ambedkart in that society struggled for the rights of women. Prof. Dr. Umbreen Javaid also paid homage to Dr. Ambedkar and thanked Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore to continuously organizing Seminar every year. Syed Shaheen Hassan in his welcome address thanked all the guests and paid homage to work and philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar for upholding deprived segment of society. He said that now millions of intellectuals were his fan.