Excise Minister Dr V Srinivas Goud paid tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar at New Bus Stand in Mahbubnagar on Friday. Dr Ambedkar was the architect of the Indian Constitution. The Minister stated that without the Indian Constitution written by Dr Ambedkar, the new State of Telangana may not have been a reality.
Dr Ambedkar included Article 3 in the constitution, which was his foresight to ensure that the decision of the majority does not oppress the justified and rightful demands of minority groups. He believed in the importance of reservation to reduce the gap between rich and poor and help downtrodden sections of society grow.
However, even after 70 years since the implementation of the Indian Constitution, Dalits are still being looked down upon in some parts of the country. The Telagnana government is committed to uplifting Dalits in the State. In honor of Dr Ambedkar, a 125-foot statue was established at Tank Bund in Hyderabad, and the Telangana secretariat is named after him.
The Minister stressed that many welfare and development programs are implemented in Telangana for Dalits, including the Dalit Bandhu scheme, which gives Rs 10 lakh to every poor Dalit family through direct account transfer with a 100% subsidy. Various other programs are aimed at eliminating economic inequality in society, such as special schools, Gurukuls, and self-respect buildings.
In Mahbubnagar district, many development programs are being implemented, including drinking water facilities, support pensions, and big industries in the IT corridor near Divitipalli, which will provide employment opportunities for youth. The Minister urged everyone to fight together for development. Representatives from Dalit communities and others attended this meeting.