The Union Government on 30 May 2015 formed a committee under the Chairpersonship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to oversee the celebrations of 125th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, also called Bhim Jayanti which is annually celebrated on 14 April.
The Committee was formed to suggest different programmes and activities to be undertaken by various Ministries and Departments and States and Union Territories (UTs). These activities and celebrations are aimed at spreading the thoughts and ideas of Dr BR Ambedkar.
Apart from the Prime Minister, the committee consists of eleven members of the Union Council of Ministers including Home, Finance, External Affairs and Social Justice and Empowerment Ministers and six other members representing states and civil society.
The Committee can co-opt other members with the approval of the Chairperson.
The Secretary in the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment will act as the Member-Secretary of the committee.
Dr BR Ambedkar was called the Father of Indian Constitution as he was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution. The hard work done by him in the drafting of the Constitution made it a powerful tool for social and economic empowerment of the downtrodden.
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When: 30 May 2015