I tell you, religion is for man and not man for religion. If you want to organise, consolidate and be successful in this world, change this religion. The religion that does not recognise you as a human being, or give you water to drink, or allow you to enter in temples is not worthy to be called a religion. The religion that forbids you to receive education and comes in the way of your material advancement is not worthy of the appellation 'religion'. The religion that does not teach its followers to show humanity in dealing with its co-religionists is nothing but a display of a force. The religion that teaches its followers to suffer the touch of animals but not the touch of human beings is not a religion but a mockery. The religion that compels the ignorant to be ignorant and the poor to be poor is not a religion but a visitation!
-Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
125th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar The Embassy of India organized an event at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre Auditorium at 1800 hours on Thursday, April 14 2016 to commemorate Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's 125th Birth Anniversary and to recall his seminal contribution to the founding of modern India and his quest for social equality and justice.
The programme included screening excerpts from a documentary on the Life of Dr. Ambedkar, Address by H.E. Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, Address by Father Cyril Veliath, Professor of Indian Philosophy and Religions, Faculty of Global Studies of Sophia University, Speech by Shri Milind Gudade, on behalf of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Association for Education, Japan (BAIAE), Speech by Shri Sushant Godghate, on behalf of Ambedkar International Mission, Japan, Reading of excerpts from essays on the Life of Dr. Ambedkar by students of India International School in Japan (IISJ) and Global Indian International School (GIIS), a Quiz on the Life of Dr. Ambedkar and the Constitution of India, Prize Distribution, and, Refreshments. A large number of Indians and even some Japanese participated in the event.
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