Chandigarh, December 7, 2012: Dr. Charnjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Legislative Assembly made an impassionate appeal to the all foreign visiting dignitaries to India and others to visit and pay homage to Death Memorial (Pre-Nirwan Sathal) of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar at New Delhi during their visit to India.
Speaking on the sidelines of the 3rd National Conference of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in FICCI-Auditorium at New Delhi and terming USA President Barak Obama’s philosophy similar to that of Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s, Dr. Atwal said, “Barak Obama came out of the same University with the same degree 70 years later, with the same Mantra on his lips-'Change”, the philosophy which Dr. Ambedkar adopted during his study in the same University in 1913.” It seemed that the philosophy and outlook of Obama is identical to the ideas of Dr. Ambedkar, which he preached throughout his life, he added by saying that both the leaders had similar concern and pain for the upliftment of the downtrodden sections of the society and they are more vocal and courageous to express their views openly. He further said that both the leaders were deeply inspired by the philosophy of Abraham Lincoln.
He said that it is for us to learn that nurturing such thoughts requires knowledge and knowledge has no short cuts. Let us rise and stand to the call of time and educate ourselves to follow the Pugmarks of our great leader Dr. Ambedkar, who enshrined his name in golden letters in the history of India through his literary prowess by providing us the Constitution.
This historic conference was attended by delegates from all over India including various high dignitaries along with Lewis George Arsenault, Country Head UNICEF, (India), Musa Mohammed, Country Director, CARE, (India) and Ashok Bharti, Chairman NACDOR.