Nagpur District Congress Committee: NDCC celebrated 121st anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar by organising various programmes. In the morning, the statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was garlanded by AICC general secretary Vilas Muttemwar, NDCC chief Jaiprakash Gupta, MLA Dinanath Padole, leader of Opposition in NMC, Vikas Thakre, former NDCC chief Shaikh Hussain and Vishal Muttemwar.
Earlier, portrait of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was also garlanded at Congress party office in Devadia Bhavan, Mahal. On this occasion, Congress workers rent the air with slogans, Jab Tak Suraj Chand Rahega, Baba Tera Naam Rahega.
Jaiprakash Gupta on this occasion told the gathering that Babasaheb Ambedkar always resented secondary treatment to women in the society. He was always in favour of empowerment of women, Jaiprakash Gupta further said. Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and now Sonia Gandhi are striving hard to realise his dream. As a result, chief minister of Maharashtra announced 50 per cent reservation to women in the State, he informed. He was not only a political leader, but also a social revolutionary of great standing, Jaiprakash Gupta added.
Those who attended the programme included NDCC deputy chief Subhash Khode, Tanaji Wanwe, Raju Vyas, Dr Raju Deoghare and others.
Nagpur Improvement Trust: Superintending engineer, Gujjalwar lighted traditional lamp at Chhatrapati Shivaji auditorium of NIT to pay respects to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Those who were present on this occasion included executive officer, Arvind Deshbhratar, executive engineer, Deo, Sonawane, Janbandhu, Bhupesh Meshram, Patil, assistant director (town planning), Ms Alone, Uke, publicity officer, Viju Borkar, other NIT officers and staff attended the programme.
Castribe Karmachari Mahasangh: President of Mahasangh, Krishna Ingle garlanded the portrait of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at RBI Square. Among others who were present on this occasion included, Satyadeo Ramteke, Satish Chahande, Prof Chandrasen Gondane and others. Castribe Dairy Employees' Assocation distributed free milk on this occasion.
All India Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad : NIT trustee, Kishor Kanhere garlanded the bust of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at RBI Square on behalf of All India Mahatma Phule Samata Parishad.
Those who attended the programme included city president of Parishad, Shyam Chaudhari, Prof S K Singh, Rajesh Mate and others.
Backward Class/ Other Backward Class Water Supply Employees/ Engineers' Union
Vinod Dhok garlanded the bust of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar following which a massive scooter rally was taken out from RBI Square upto Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran office situated at Civil Lines. At Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran office, Pradeep Wankhede, Deepak Dhote, Rajesh Hadke and other shed light on the life and mission of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Jagdish Jadhav conducted the programme while Rameshwar Waghmare proposed a vote of thanks. Executive engineer, Zalke, SDO Shenwar and others worked hard for the success of the programme.
Members of Backward Class/Other Backward Class Water Supply Employees/Engineers' Union seen after garlanding statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at RBI Square.
BJP SC/ST Cell: Maharashtra state secretary of the cell, Dharmapal Meshram garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar situated at RBI Square. On this occasion, slogans were raised praising Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Among those present on this occasion included national president of BJP SC/ST Cell Subhash Pardhi, Satish Shiraswan, Raketh Patil, Namrata Makode and others.
Republican Party of India (Athawale): Vidarbha level secretary of the party, Vikas Ganvir garlanded portrait of Dr Ambedkar at RBI Square. Those who were present at the function included, Pawan Gajbhiye, Siddhartha Taksande, Santosh Tambe, Rajan Waghmare, Kantilal Pakkhide and others.
NADT: The birth anniversary of B s Krishna Ingle inaugurating milk stall for free distribution. NDCC chief Jaiprakash Gupta and other Congress functionaries seen after garlanding the portrait of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Devadia Congress Bhavan on Saturday.