Tamil Nadu: ‘Equality Day’ on Ambedkar’s Birth Anniversary

Tamil Nadu celebrated 14th April 2022, the birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar as ‘Equality Day’ from this year onwards. A pledge was also taken across the state on this day.

Overview:

  • The pledge that was taken in all government offices across the state.
  • The pledge’s crux was upholding and following equality and the oath against caste discrimination was taken.
  • Selected works of Dr. Ambedkar will also be translated and published in Tamil.
  • Social justice’s goal is to achieve equality.
  • MK Stalin also announced that the state government will take quick action on any policies that are aimed toward the growth of all Tamilians of the state.

Installation of Ambedkar Statue

Dr. Ambedkar’s life-size bronze statue of Ambedkar will also be installed in the Ambedkar Manimandapam located in Chennai.

Declaration of Equality Day

In an Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department meeting the representation was made to declare the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar as Equality Day. On 13th April 2022, MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu announced the decision of celebrating Equality Day annually on 14th April.

Social Justice Day

The birth anniversary of Periyar on 17th September has already been declared the Social Justice Day by the government of Tamil Nadu.

Ambedkar Jayanti

On the 14th of April, Ambedkar Jayanti is observed annually to pay homage to the father of India’s Constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar.

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