Dr BR Ambedkar’s birthday, 14 April, will be observed as “Water Day” across India. The day will be observed to mark Ambedkar’s contribution in water resource management of the country.
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti announced the same while addressing a National Seminar on Marching ahead on Dr Ambedkar’s path of water resources management for inclusive growth. She was the Chief Guest of the seminar that was organised by Central Water Commission in New Delhi.
The seminar was organised on 6 December 2016 to mark the 61st death anniversary of Dr Ambedkar.
The day will be observed with an aim to sensitise people about managing water resources, which is a precious resource for life.
Highlights of Uma Bharti's speech
Ambedkar’s role in defining water management in India
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