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Ambedkar Jayanti to be celebrated as Knowledge Day in State

On the eve of the 117th birth anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Maharashtra government declared that the day would be celebrated as

Knowledge Day. Educational institutes in the State have been asked to organise lectures on subjects studied by Dr. Ambedkar.

Official order

A Government Resolution issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on Thursday said April 14 will now be celebrated as Knowledge Day in the memory of Dr. Ambedkar.

Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole, “He [Dr. Ambedkar] has studied a wide range of subjects in his life ranging from economics, social science, history, anthropology to political science. He has achieved a number of degrees such Ph.D., Barrister at Law, D.Sc (Economics), LLD at Columbia University. The government has approved the demand to celebrate the anniversary as Knowledge Day.”

Special events

According to the resolution, all district collectors have been instructed to ensure that Dr. Ambedkar’s photo is garlanded at 10 a.m. every year, followed by a programme explaining the importance of the day.

The Assistant Commissioner for Social Welfare in every district has been given the responsibility to organise programmes with speeches on subjects such as social science, history, anthropology, and political science.

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