Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s Address at the 95th Meeting of AIU and National Seminar of Vice Chancellors

  • Today when the country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, the occasion of Babasaheb Ambedkar ji’s birth anniversary also connects us with that great yagna and also with the inspiration of the future.
  • On behalf of the grateful nation and all the countrymen, I pay my respectful homage to Babasaheb.
  • Friends, During the freedom struggle, millions and millions of our freedom fighters dreamt of a harmonious and inclusive India.
  • Babasaheb made the beginning in realizing those dreams in the form of the Constitution to the country.
  • Today India is creating a new future and achieving new dimensions of success by following the same Constitution.
  • Friends, Today, the 95th meeting of the Vice Chancellors of Association of Indian Universities is taking place on this auspicious day.
  • Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University has announced the establishment of ‘Babasaheb Samarasta Chair’.
  • The four books written by Shri Kishore Makwana ji have also been released on Babasaheb’s life, his thoughts and ideals. I congratulate all the dignitaries involved in these efforts.
  • Friends, India has been the mother of democracy in the world. Democracy has been an integral part of our civilization and our way of life.
  • Babasaheb laid a strong foundation to independent India so the nation could move forward while strengthening its democratic heritage.
  • When we read and understand Babasaheb, we realize that he was a person of universal vision.
  • There is a clear vision of Babasaheb’s philosophy in Shri Kishore Makwana ji’s books. While one of his books introduces Babasaheb’s “Jeevan Darshan” (philosophy of life), the other focuses on “Vyakti Darshan” (individual philosophy).
  • Similarly, the third book highlights Babasaheb’s “Rashtra Darshan” (national philosophy), whereas the fourth book “Aayam Darshan” will introduce his philosophy of dimension to the countrymen.
  • These four philosophies are no less than modern scriptures in themselves. I would like our new generation in colleges and universities to read more and more of such books.
  • All these dimensions, whether it is the inclusive society, the concern for the rights of the Dalit-deprived society.
  • The question of upliftment and contribution of women, or Babasaheb’s vision on education and especially on higher education, will offer an opportunity to the youth of the country to understand Babasaheb.
  • Friends, Doctor Ambedkar would say: “My three revered deities are — Knowledge, self-respect and politeness.”
  • Self-respect comes with knowledge and makes a person aware of his or her rights. Through equal rights, social harmony emerges and the country progresses.