Rich tributes were paid to Dr Ambedkar on his 60th Mahaparinirvana Day (Death Anniversary) by the FABO UK members. the day started11am from India House, Indian High Commission where a short meeting was held to pay homage to Dr Ambedkar. Acting High commissioner, Mr Dinesh Patnaik garlanded the bust of Dr Ambedkar and gave an inspiring speech to remember Dr Ambedkar’s contribution to the nation. After the close of this function, everybody proceeded for a peace walk to the Ambedkar Museum, 10 King Henry’s Road, London where Babasaheb stayed during his studies in 1921-22. On the way to this house, the caravan stopped at London School of Economics and garlanded the bust of Babasaheb. At the Ambedkar Museum, various people paid tributes to Dr Ambedkar.
The highlight of the day was unveiling of Dr Ambedkar’s portrait at Gray’s Inn where he was called to the bar in 1922 and completed his Bar at-Law degree. Gray’s Inn is a premier institution of law in the World where Dr Ambedkar is honored by displaying unveiling his portrait. This project was commissioned by the Government of India and the artist, Hazel Morgan was entrusted to make the portrait. It is a matter of pride for all of us that Dr Ambedkar is the only Indian who found a place in the room. Rest are all British.
– By Arun Kumar