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UN to host first-ever event to commemorate Ambedkar

Speed News team | Updated on: 11 April 2016, 9:46 IST

In a first, the United Nations is planning an event on 13 April to commemorate the life of BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution. 

The event to commemorate Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary will be hosted by India’s Permanent Mission at the UN headquarters, organised in association with the Kalpana Saroj Foundation and Foundation of Human Horizon.

According to a note issued by India's Permanent Mission at the UN, the vision of BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, to achieve social justice and equality finds resonance in the core message of the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which states that combating inequality within and among countries, creating sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth and fostering inclusion are interdependent. 

The event is expected to bring together political leaders, senior UN officials, diplomats, academia, civil society and private sector from India, the US and other parts of the world, according to The Economic Times.

First published: 11 April 2016, 9:46 IST