Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated at UN HQ

Q.  125th birth anniversary of ___________ was celebrated at UN HQ on 14th April with the release of _________ programme alongside?
- Published on 15 Apr 16

a. Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swachch Bharat Abhiyan
b. BR Ambedkar, Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan
c. Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Garibi Hatao Sangram
d. Bipin Chandra Pal, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

ANSWER: BR Ambedkar, Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan
Diplomats, senior officials from the United Nations, government officials from India and students gathered at a special event to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar at the UN headquarters in New York on April 14, 2016.
  • This is the first such commemoration at UN HQ
  • Panellists included Stan Kachnowsky from Colombia University, Anupama Rao, an associate professor at Colombia University, and Christopher Queen, a lecturer Harvard University.
  • The Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday programme is being launched as a tribute to Ambedkar and will include public welfare schemes for the upliftment of common man and poor people.
  • This Abhiyan is being observed all over the country with national launching by PM Modi from Mhow in MP.

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