Ambedkar home in Mumbai to become national monument

Ongoing work on memorial at Indu Mills to be speeded up: Uddhav Thackeray

geetanjali

Geetanjali Minhas | December 7, 2019 | Mumbai


#BR Ambedkar   #Uddhav Thackeray   #Maharashtra   #Mumbai  
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders at the Chaityabhoomi on Friday
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders at the Chaityabhoomi on Friday

The chawl in Mumbai where Dr BR Ambedkar, the father of the Constitution, lived between 1912 and 1934 will be converted into a national monument.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray made the announcement on Friday, On the occasion of 63rd death anniversary of the visionary leader, after visiting the three-storey structure called BIT Chawl near Damodar Hall at Parel area in Central Mumbai. Ambedkar lived in Room No 50 and 51 on the second floor.

Earlier in the day Thackeray along with Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, assembly speaker Nana Patole, ministers Jayant Patil, Balasaheb Thorat and Subhash Desai and Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai municipal commissioner Pravin Pardeshi and others  paid homage to Ambedkar at Chaityabhoomi in Dadar where the great social reformer was cremated.

He also announced that the work on a memorial for Ambedkar at Indu Mills in Dadar will be speeded up. The chief minister said that Ambedkar had rebelled against injustice and the memorial will be an inspiration fight against injustice and discrimination.

Thackeray is the first member of his family to visit Chaityabhoomi and pay tributes there.

The construction work on the memorial, which will be a 350-foot bronze statue, commenced last year and is being executed by MMRDA. About 20 percent work has been completed so far. The memorial will have a circular ramp installed to access the statue. It will have exhibition halls and a parikrama path which will be connected to Chaityabhoomi. It will also have a research centre, lecture halls, a library, conference halls, a meditation centre, an auditorium with a capacity to accommodate 1,000 people and landscaped gardens. There will be a two-level underground basement parking facility for nearly 450 vehicles and six-seven tourist buses. MMRDA will spend approximately Rs 709 crore to execute the project.

Comments

 

Other News

Cast your vote, not vote for caste

Once the schedule for the next assembly elections has been announced, there is a flurry of activity around building caste coalitions. This is more intense in the most populous state,  Uttar Pradesh, which is the most important state in India in any election, in view of its large population estimated a

Maharashtra cities dominate Smart Cities Mission #Streets4People Challenge

In a competition organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur and Aurangabad from Maharashtra are among the 11 cities selected for scaling up their pilot projects and creating permanent public infrastructure. #Streets4People Challenge was org

CNC, Admiral R Hari Kumar condoles deaths of three navy personnel

The three Navy personnel who succumbed to injuries caused by an explosion on board Indian Navy`s destroyer ship INS Ranvir have been identified as Krishan Kumar MCPO (master petty chief officer)I, Surinder Kumar MCPO II & AK Singh MCPO II. In a condolence message, Admiral R Hari Kumar s

Two Indias: One for the billionaires, one struggling for minimum wages

Oxfam India has this week released ‘India Supplement 2022’ with deserving caption ‘inequality kills’. The supplement discusses India’s governance structures that promote the accumulation of wealth by a few, while failing to provide safety netsto the rest of the population. The

Aditya Thackeray launches 2 Oxygen cylinder recharge points

After the oxygen crisis faced during the second wave of Covid-19, the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has now set up its own medical oxygen cylinder recharge projects.   On Tuesday, guardian minister Aditya Thackeray launched two of the BMC’s new medical oxygen cylinders r

How inequality keeps rising amid pandemic – and is killing people

The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion (at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day) during the first two years of a pandemic while the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty. A new

Visionary Talk: Farmer`s Agitation, Rakesh Tikait with Kailashnath Adhikari


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter