Central University of Punjab organized a webinar on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Vision for India
Bathinda : To commemorate the 131st birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the Dept. of History of the Central University of Punjab, under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, organized a webinar on the topic of “Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: The Vision for India”. The Chief Speaker of this programme was Padma Shri Dr. Milind Kamble, a civil engineer, entrepreneur and founder of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICCI).
While addressing the participants, Padma Shri Dr. Milind Kamble mentioned that Babasaheb Ambedkar was the chief architect of Indian Constitution, an acclaimed economist, a legendary statesman, and a great social and political reformer. He stated that Dr. Ambadker gave us social, political, religious, and educational legacy through the establishment of various institutions during his life, such as Samta Sainik Dal, the Republican Party of India, the Buddhist Society of India, the People’s Education Society, and others for the betterment of youth in Indian society and for nation-building.
He spoke about his journey of starting DICCI in 2005 to fulfil Dr. Ambedkar’s vision of economic empowerment of SC and ST youth through self-help and entrepreneurship. He added that the objective of DICCI is to develop SC/ST business leadership and promote entrepreneurship among dalits as a solution to their socio-economic needs. He also spoke about the schemes launched by DICCI innovation and entrepreneurship among SC/ST youth. He shared that DICCI is working as an implementation partner with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in organizing various activities such as AYE League 2022, Dr. Ambedkar’s Business Excellence Awards 2022, etc. under the Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission (ASIIM) to support 1000 start ups of SC youth.
At the outset, Dr. Hareet Meena, HoD, Dept. of History, welcomed the participants, shared the programme theme and introduced the keynote speaker. Dr. Vikas Rathee expressed his gratitude towards the chief speaker. He gave a formal vote of thanks at the end of the programme. Students, research scholars, and faculty members from different departments of the university virtually attended this programme.