TNN, Apr 14, 2010, 10.23pm IST
MYSORE: Rallies and book distribution marked the 119th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar on Wednesday. Mayor Purushotham garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar at Town Hall.
The celebration was jointly organized by the district administration, zilla panchayat, Mysore City Corporation, Mysore Urban Development Authority and the department of social welfare. Activists and students of various dalit organizations and associations took out a procession. The procession which started from Ashokapuram Park passed through thr RTO Circle, Ramaswamy Circle, Chamaraja Double Road, Corporation Office and KR Circle before culminating at the Town Hall premises.
The University of Mysore in association with Dr BR Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre and SC/ST Special Cell too conducted a programme at Rani Bahadur Institute. "High Court Judge L Narayanaswamy said it is unfortunate that untouchability and caseism still persist, even after six decades of the Indian Constitution."
At another function, H D Kumarswamy and C Madesh Fans Association distributed books to the government school children.