We could consider celebrating 7th November, the day Babasaheb got enrolled in school, as Student's Day across country: President

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari announced that he would donate Rs 30 lakhs from Governor's Discretionary Fund to build a library for students in the Ambadawe village.

Sanjay JogUpdated: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 07:28 PM IST
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President of India Ramnath Kovind on Saturday suggested that November 7 be celebrated across the country and not just in schools in Maharashtra as Student’s Day as Dr BR Ambedkar got himself enrolled in the school. In the year 1900. In his speech after paying tribute to Dr Ambedkar at his ancestral village Ambawade in Ratnagiri district said, ‘’We could consider celebrating 7th November as Student's Day across the country to commemorate Babasaheb Ambedkar's devotion and the importance he attached to education. Every programme associated with Babasaheb inspires us to realise the vision of a compassionate and egalitarian society.’’

Noting that Ambadawe village has been given the name of 'Sphurti-Bhoomi', the President said that it is apt to call the ancestral village of Babasaheb 'Sphurti-Bhoomi' as he contributed with full energy in various fields throughout his life. ‘’According to the ideal of 'Sphurti-Bhoomi', there should be a social system in every village based on values like harmony, compassion and equality, ideals which Babasaheb always cherished,’’ said the President.

The President observed that the Ratnagiri region has given many gems to the country, a very valuable gem among them being Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Due to this the name of Ratnagiri district has become meaningful, he said.

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari announced that he would donate Rs 30 lakhs from Governor's Discretionary Fund to build a library for students in the Ambadawe village.

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