Vashi, Navi Mumbai: ‘Some people follow the Bhagwad Geeta, some the Quran, some the Bible, but the whole nation follows the Indian Constitution. Hence the constitution is very important’, stating so Dr. Suresh Haware, chairman of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Management Trust, Shirdi and founder president of the Belapur – based Nagrik Sahayta Samiti delved on Bharat Ratna awardee Barrister Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 3-points clarion call – Shika (Study), Sangatit vha (Get Organised) and Sangharsh kara (Wage a Struggle).
He was addressing the National Constitution Day (that is on November 26) function organized by the Nagrik Sahayta Samiti at the Gurav hall in Vashi on November 24.
A very inspiring and heart rending musical program of patriotic songs was presented by Shubhangi Vaadya Vrunda of Chembur on the occasion.
Dr. Gnyanraj Gaikwad, a doctraite in Hindi and an author, quoting from his book, expressed his thoughts on why Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was chosen to preside over the framing of the Indian Constitution. He revealed that Barrister Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was called upon to frame the constitution for India as early as 1935 for the Home Rule proclaimed by the British government for India in that year.
Stating that the Indian Constitution is the most voluminous in the world, Dr. Suresh Haware informed that Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar studied the constitution of 15 nations and incorporated the best of them to frame the constitution for the Indian form of parliamentary democracy.
Citing Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Chavdar pond agitation in 1927, in which he led thousands of people from the backward communities to drink the water of the pond in Mahad in Raigad district, which was denied to them by the upper castes, Dr. Suresh Haware stressed the need to understand the thoughts of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and not limit him merely to the 3 PS viz. Pustak (Books), Pratik (Fame/Image) and Putlya (Statues).
Representatives of organizations and individuals active in propagating the life and teachings of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar were felicitated on the occasion. Dr. P. Joshi, Gopalrao Gaikwad, Krishna Pandit, Santosh Kanade were among the dignitaries who graced the occasion.
Ramesh Shinde, Makarand Tamhankar, Rajendra Diwate, Ramnath Mhatre and their NSS associates put in efforts to organize and conduct the National Constitution Day function.