"Quest for Equity" hopes to take Ambedkar's spirit forward by encouraging critical analyses of contemporary socio-economic and political issues.

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news Ambedkar Friday, April 14, 2017 - 17:56

The Congress on Friday launched "Quest for Equity" website on the occasion of Dr BR Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary.

The website contains pictures of his achievements and a copy of the original Constitution of India.

Chairman of the Scheduled Castes Department of the All India Congress Committee K Raju said the website www.questforequity.org contains over 300 archival pictures of Ambedkar, 97 scans of his correspondence and the full transcripts of the Constituent Assembly debates.

In addition, he said the website hosts the most comprehensive and longitudinal data set, broadly categorised into access to public services, discrimination, economic data, education, employment in public and private sectors, health and household data on the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities. 

Undated portrait of Dr. Ambedkar; Quest for Equity

"The website also contains over 200 papers and reports of diverse scholars and organisations working on issues of inequality, discrimination and poverty. It therefore aims to be the definitive platform for data, research and legislation on issues related to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and eventually minority communities," Raju said.

Dr. Ambedkar and Mrs. Savita Ambedkar; Quest for Equity

Quest for Equity hopes to take Babasaheb Ambedkar's spirit forward by encouraging critical analyses of contemporary socio-economic and political issues, so as to deepen India's social justice paradigm, he said. 

Rajgruha- the house Dr.Ambedkar built as his residence cum library; Quest for Equity

"In trying to understand how to make the promise of this nation further accessible to all, it is therefore imperative that we continuously study why and how marginalised groups are discriminated against or excluded," Raju said.

"It is only then that scholars, activists and policy makers can re-order India's social justice paradigm to uplift and empower. It is hoped that Quest for Equity will prove to be a vital resource in furthering this objective," he added.

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