Maharashtra Minister Badole’s visit to Ambedkar House in London
Shri Rajkumar S Badole, Minister for Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra, India, visited London from 28th January to 1st February 2017.
During his visit, Minister Badole visited 10 King Henry’s Road (KHR), NW-3, London, the house where Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had lived while acquiring higher education in London. Government of Maharashtra has proposed to develop 10 KHR into Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Memorial.
Minister Badole also held meetings with social organisations and officers of Indian High Commission in London, including Shri Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner, and Shri Sunil Kumar, First Secretary.
Minister Badole informed in the meeting that Government of Maharashtra was ready to extend full support, including financial help, for the rapid development of 10 KHR as Memorial.
During the visit of Minister Badole to London, an Advisory Committee was formed which included Shri Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, High Commissioner of India in London as Chairman; Dr. Surendrakumar Bagde, Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra; Shri Sunil Kumar, First Secretary, High Commission of India, London; Ms. Santosh Dass, President, Federation of Ambedkarite & Buddhist Organisations UK; Shri C. Gautam, Joint Secretary, Federation of Ambedkarite & Buddhist Organisations UK; Shri Jograj Ahir, President, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha, London; and Shri Sukhdev Sahai Hira, Social Worker in London
Minister Badole also called a meeting of the members of the Advisory Committee and urged them to accelerate the pace of work for the development of 10 KHR.
Minister Badole also visited London School of Economic (LSE) and met Ms. Mukalika Banerjee, Director, South Asia Centre. It was proposed to establish a permanent Chair at London School of Economic. Minister Badole also informed that to two students from Maharashtra will be offered scholarship by Government of Maharashtra for studying at LSE.
Director, South Asia Centre, LSE, assured the Hon’ble Minister that she would soon revert on the above two proposals i.e. establishment of chair and LSE’s views for redevelopment of 10 KHR.
|Feb 3, 2017|