He also announced a few welfare programmes for Dalits and other communities

We got Telangana because of Ambedkar says KCRB.R. Ambedkar statue at Ambedkar Park/Wikimedia
news Ambedkar Jayanti Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 19:16

On the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao paid glowing tributes by crediting the Dalit icon for the creation of the state.

Speaking at the event on Thursday, Rao said, “We got Telangana because Ambedkar argued in the Constituent Assembly and made the Act that the Centre should stand by the weak. Telangana is indebted to Ambedkar as it became a separate state because the architect of our Constitution kept the power to form new states with the Centre and not with the state itself.”

Rao laid the foundation stone for a 125-feet bronze statue of BR Ambedkar at NTR gardens on Thursday.

He announced a few welfare programmes for Dalits and other communities. He also announced setting up of 250 educational institutions for students from SC, ST, and minority communities.

These institutions include 100 social welfare residential schools, 25 degree colleges for Dalit girls, five residential degree colleges for boys, 50 Girijan residential schools, and 70 residential schools for minorities.

“Ambedkar said that there could be some weak regions within the states so a strong region could be troubling this weak region, the strong one would not let go the weak even if the latter wants to. If the weak is to pour out its grievance, there should be an opportunity for the weak to come to the Centre”, he added.

 

 

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