London: Ambedkar UK organization and various diaspora Indian organizations jointly organised a thanks meet to thank Telangana government and CM KCR. The meeting was held to thank CM KCR for inaugurating the world’s largest 125-feet Dr B.R Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad and for naming the newly built Telangana Secretariat after Ambedkar.
In this meeting organised in the UK Parliament Committee Hall in London, the members also expressed their gratitude to the Telangana government for introducing the Dalit Bandhu scheme for the upliftment of Dalits.
UK MPs Virendra Sharma, Navedu Mishra, Baron Kuldeep Singh Sahota, Telangana Film Development Corporation Chairman Anil Kurmachalam, former MLC Karne Prabhakar and local NRI community leaders were present at the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the MPs said that Ambedkar was a great social reformer who tirelessly fought against untouchability and said that Ambedkar’s lifelong struggle to end discrimination against Dalits is unforgettable.
Today, the Telangana government under the leadership of Chief Minister KCR not only set up the statue of Ambedkar but also implemented Dalit Bandhu scheme for empowerment of Dalits. Through such programs, Dalits will not only be strengthened economically but also get due respect in the society and disparities will be removed, they said.
Ambedkar UK organisation representative Sushant Indrajit Singh said that for the first time in the world, the Telangana government under the leadership of Chief Minister KCR not only installed a 125 feet statue of Ambedkar, but also named the newly built Telangana secretariat after Ambedkar.
TSFDC Chairman Anil Kurmachalam said that every decision of CM KCR is historic, today there is a global discussion on KCR’s rule and he mentioned that the Rythu Bandhu Scheme has already been recognized by the United Nations.
He added that so far every political party has seen Dalits only as a vote bank, for the first time under the leadership of KCR, their lives have changed and today they have gained a lot of respect not only economically but also socially.
Former MLC Karne Prabhakar said that Telangana state has become a role model for the country in many fields. Today, CM KCR has given Dalits a suitable position politically and also they have enlightened many Dalit families through Dalit Bandhu.
Along with representatives of various diaspora organizations, Dalit UK network director Ghajala Sheikh, Ambedkar UK organization representative Sushant Indrajit Singh, NRI BRS UK president Ashok Gaud Dusari, vice president Naveen Reddy, TAUK president Ratnakar Kadudula, TDF Chairman Kamal Oruganti, local councilors Prabhakar Khaja, Uday Areti, Conservative leader Hari, Smt. Lokamanya and others participated.