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Ujjain: National conclave inaugurated at VU

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Ujjain: A two-day national conclave on “Contribution of Dr BR Ambedkar in Constitution creation and social rise” was inaugurated at Vikram University (VU), on Friday.  The conclave is being organised by Indian philosophy research council, Ministry of Human resource development of the Union Government and School of studies in Philosophy, Vikram University. Chief guest and senior functionary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Dr Krishnagopal addressed the gathering and stated that the ideology of Dr Ambedkar, pertaining to society, economy and democracy, continues to remain relevant even today.  Dr Krishna Gopal also remembered Dr Ambedkar’s contribution in establishing Hindi as a national language.

The conclave was presided over by VU vice-chancellor Prof SS Pandey, who also shared his views on Dr Ambedakar. According to special guest, Dr SR Bhatt Dr Ambedkar was a multi-faceted personality and patriot. Dr Bhatt also commemorated his contribution in the development of democracy in India. Guests paid homage to the departed Union minister for environment and forest, Anil Madhav Dave and remembered his efforts towards preservation of rivers and other ecological concerns. Member of Parliament, Dr Chintamani Malviya, who was a special guest, also highlighted the life of  Dave.

Registrar Parikshit Singh and convener of the national conclave, Dr SK Mishra, gave away copies of the book ‘Shivaji and Suraj’, authored by Anil Dave. The conclave was attended by senior RSS functionary Ashok Sohoney, municipal speaker Sonu Gehlot and Ujjain Development Authority chairman, Jagdish Agrawal, Surendra among others. Dr Hemant Namdev introduced the guests, while proctor Dr Shailendra Kumar Sharma conducted the programme. Vote of thanks was extended by registrar, Dr Singh.  The conclave will conclude on Saturday.