AIC Acquires 13.1 acre land in Washington DC, USA
Dr. Ambedkar International Center (AIC) Acquires Property in Washington DC Area
By: Dr. Mohan Nirala, AIC
May 10, 2013
Washington DC – The Dr. Ambedkar International Center announced today that it acquired a 13 acres property in the Washington DC area with the aim of uniting all Ambedkarites and Bahujan (Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Castes and Minorities) Organizations in the USA and abroad and establishing a collective leadership that would work to build an enlightened society in South Asia based on Ambedkar’s principles and vision.
Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar-father of modern India and the Indian constitution, graduate of Columbia University, Doctorate from London School of Economics (LSE) and the first law minister of India after its independence-was from a Dalit (low caste) community and created constitutional rights for Dalits, women and other backward castes who were denied human rights in a society dominated by upper castes in India. The Indian constitution guarantees equality, liberty, fraternity, and social justice for all; however, the subsequent state and federal governments have failed to protect Dalits by not following the constitutional law. Dr. Ambedkar, who fought to abolish caste and untouchability, made new India possible and envisioned new age society.
“The AIC was formed to strengthen unity among the Bahujan and their movements; establish a think tank within an umbrella organization; enable campaign and advocacy efforts, peace and justice awareness camps, educational seminars, and social and economical activities; and create a support base. ” said Mohan Nirala, President of AIC. The broad objective of the AIC is to provide well-equipped facilities for learning, so academicians and students can undertake and disseminate the ideas of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
The AIC plans to establish a library containing speeches, books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, microfilms, motion pictures, sound recordings, and other materials about Dr. Ambedkar and his ideas. The library will also host seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and fairs concerning the life and mission of Dr. Ambedkar .Acquiring property for the AIC in Washington DC area is a monumental historic achievement. Every great journey begins with a single step and acquiring this property is AIC’s first step towards its vision and goals.
For more information please visit: http://www.ambedkarinternationalcenter.org/