South Western Railway, Headquarters’ Office, Hubballi celebrated the 126th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar at Rail Soudha on 17.04.2017 (Monday). Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, the General Manager spoke on the occasion and highlighted the hardship underwent by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar during his younger days and the achievements of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar which benefited all sections of the Society.
Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, the General Manager highlighted few achievements of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar viz. Maternity Benefit for women workers; Equal pay for equal work irrespective of Sex; Equal right to vote by men and women without any restriction on sex, education, wealth, caste, creed and 8 hours of work for Industrial Workers; making available electricity to common man.
Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, the General Manager also highlighted that the principles of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar are very relevant even today that’s why we have “BHIM App” today and exhorted all to follow the footsteps of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in solving all difficulties through constitutional means.
Shri Shankar Kumar Albela, Chief Personnel Officer, South Western Railway welcomed all and explained how Dr. B. R. Ambedkar overcome all his difficulties through positive approach to life through hard work and accumulation knowledge.
Shri Ravindran, General Secretary, All India SC/ST Association/South Western Railway and Shri Charkani, Zonal Treasurer, South Western Railway Mazdoor Union were also spoke on the occasion and paid glorious tribute to the memory ofDr. B. R. Ambedkar and exhorted all to follow the peaceful and constitutional means adopted by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in overcoming the difficulties.
The Officers and staff gathered and paid floral tribute to the portrait ofDr. B. R. Ambedkar.
Shri S. Srinivasaraghavan, Deputy Chief Personnel Officer/Headquarters and Welfare proposed the vote of thanks.