IIT-M students observe Ambedkar’s 62nd death anniversary

Chennai: A section of students of IIT-Madras observed the 62nd death anniversary of B R Ambedkar here Thursday by appealing to the student-community to study his texts to fight the “communal forces” in the country.

They alleged that there were several instances of blatant violation of Constitutional norms. A student told the gathering that Ambedkar’s thought was a solution to many socio-economic issues faced by the country’s people. “Every student must study Ambedkar’s texts to counter communal forces,” he said. A 20-minute play “Idam” (space) was staged on the campus to emphasise on inclusivity of space.

“This space belongs to everyone irrespective of what one eats, believes or religion he belongs to,” another student said. The event was jointly organised by Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle and ChintaBar, both independent student bodies recognised by the institute.