AMBEDKAR

The local Dalit activists remembered Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar at a public meeting organized this past Saturday. The event was held at a room renamed after Ambedkar at Surrey Central Public Library to mark his death anniversary. Ambedkar was not only an architect of the Indian constitution, but he had also opposed caste based oppression by denouncing Hinduism to embrace Buddhism. The event was mainly organized by Chetna Association. Those who spoke on the occasion included prominent Dalit activist Kamlesh Ahir, who reminded the gathering the relevance of Buddhism especially when caste based oppression continues in the Indian society. Most speakers vowed to continue struggle against caste based discrimination and social injustice. Others who spoke on the occasion were Mohan Banga, Mohan Lal Karimpuri, Paramjeet Kainth, Rampartap Kaler, Rattan Pal, Dr. Harmesh, Sitaram Ahir, Raminder Bhullar, Anmol, Des Raj Saroa, Malook Chand Kler, Gopal Lohia and Sukh.