As part of its efforts to make the works of B R Ambedkar, architect of the Constitution, accessible to masses, the Ministry of Social justice and Empowerment has created a web portal which will have the complete works of Ambedkar.
The portal www.DrAmbedkarwritings.gov.in., which will have collected works of Ambedkar in English and Marathi, along with the translation of his works in nine other languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malyalam, Bengali, Gujarati and Odiya is likely to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The portal will be launched in March. It is a part of the programmes and activities organised by the Centre to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary year of the Dalit icon. This is a first attempt to put all the works of Dr Ambedkar online,” said a senior Ministry official.
“The possibility of the Prime Minister delivering the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Lecture is also being examined,” he added.
Government is also planning to organise events at Ambedkar’s house in London where a memorial was inaugurated by Modi during his UK visit last November.
The Ministry has also written to B R Ambedkar’s grandson, Prakash Ambedkar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking permission for re-publication of the writings and speeches of the Dalit icon.
The Centre is commemorating Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary year as a part of which it wants to publish the Collected Works of Bhimrao Ambedkar (CWBA) so his message and ideology can be disseminated far and wide. A National Committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been constituted for overseeing the birth anniversary celebrations.
The government has also instructed all ministries as well as missions abroad to organise activities in order to promote the ideology of Ambedkar.