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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

Apr 2010 (annual)
Hours: All day
Cost: Free
Telephone: +91 (0) 22 380 3811
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The birthday of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar is celebrated because of his lifelong devotion to improving the status of the low caste Indians. In Mumbai, spend the day at Chatrapati Shivaji Park near Dadar, where the cityȤȤs Harijan community will organise a special puja at his statue.
Dr Ambedkar's struggle against the oppression of Mumbai's lower caste (Harijans, or 'Children of God'), resulted in long overdue priorities and benefits being given to them for both education and in the service sector. He is viewed, with much emotion, as a social and political hero who uplifted the backward class to give them status, honour and hope. Join in the devotion and fun at one of Mumbai's impressive open spaces - and learn all about one of India's most inspiring figures.
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