Aurangabad, April 14:
“We will have to use thoughts of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar as a weapon to bring reformation in today changing situation across the country,” said Nitin Raut, the Energy Minister.
He was speaking while unveiling a portrait of Dr Ambedkar and audio songs collection ‘Geet Bhimayan in Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) ónine on Wednesday as part of celebrating the great leader’s birth anniversary.
Vice-chancellor Dr Pramod Yeole presided over the ceremony held at Mahatma Phule Hall. Management council members Dr Rahul Mhaske, Dr Rajesh Karpe were seated on the dais.
Painter Prof Dilip Bade, dean Dr Walmik Sarwade, executive engineer Ravindra Kale, head of Music Department Dr Jayant Shevtekar were also present.
Nitin Raut said that Dr Ambedkar's thoughts were taken to every nook and corner by Wamandada Kardak, Annabhau Sathe, along with other folk artists.
He said that Nagsenvan and university premises is a land of revolution and gave many noted thinkers and artists to the country.
Pro-VC Dr Shyam Shirsath presented the progress report of Bamu. Registrar Dr Jaishree Suryavanshi, dean Dr Bhalchandra Waykar, Dr Chetna Sonkamble, Senator Dr Jitendra Dehade and Arun Shirsath participated online.
Director of Students Development Director Dr Mustajeeb Khan conducted the proceedings.
VC Dr Pramod Yeole said that projects like Dr Ambedkar Research Cente, School for Entrance in Politics, Namantar Shaheed Smarak would be implemented in the coming days. He hoped that the State Government would provide financial assistance to the projects.
Former dean of Bamu Dilip Bade was felicitated for sketching the portrait of Dr Ambedkar.