Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, New Delhi, has decided to fund the establishment of Dr. Ambedkar chairs in all universities in the country.
The foundation’s general body meeting, chaired by the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge here on Wednesday, decided to fund Rs. 50 lakh each to Dr. Ambedkar chairs in universities. Several universities have already established chairs.
A decision was taken to translate the works of Dr. Ambedkar into all languages to enable the common man to understand his contributions to the nation.
It was also decided to establish the Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial and Dr. Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice in New Delhi, at a cost of over Rs. 195 crore. The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment released the fund.
Briefing presspersons, Minister for Social Welfare H. Anjaneya said the Dr. Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice would come up on 3.5 acres of land in New Delhi.
The foundation was established to mark the birth centenary celebrations of Dr. Ambedkar in 1993, and has also proposed to undertake several welfare activities for the uplift of the Dalits.
Mr. Kharge, who is also ex-officio chairman of the foundation, declined to speak to the media following enforcement of the election code of conduct.