Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday to be celebrated as Water Day!
Q. Dr. Ambedkar’s Mahaparinirvan was celebrated. When is his birthday?- Published on 07 Dec 16
a. 14th April
b. 15th April
c. 16th April
d. 17th April
ANSWER: 14th April
Lauding the contribution of Dr. B R Ambedkar in water resources management of the country Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has announced that his birth day 14th April will be celebrated as “Water Day”.
Ambedkar was a pioneer in the field of developing multi-purpose projects for independent India.
He had, in fact, been the moving spirit behind the Damodar Valley, Hirakud and other projects", said the Central Water Commission (CWC) in its research paper which was brought out on the occasion of the Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary in April 2016.
The research paper also recalled how he had helped in evolving "a new water and power policy during 1942-46 to utilise the water resources of the country to the best advantage of everybody.