Mhow to be renamed after Ambedkar

MHOW: Mhow, the birthplace of Babasaheb Ambedkar, will be renamed after the architect of the Indian Constitution soon and his memorial, being constructed here, would be completed by April 14, 2002, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh announced here on Saturday.

Addressing a gathering here after paying respects to Ambedkar on occasion of the latter's 110 birth anniversary, Singh said a proposal to rename Mhow, will be sent to the Central government shortly.

Referring to steps taken by his government for the welfare of the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in the state, Singh said Madhya Pradesh was the only state which has set up a monitoring cell to keep track of cases being registered and action taken on the complaints of SCs and STs.

He said the state government has also decided to provide Rs 100 additionally every month to SC/ST students studying in class eleventh and twelfth and residing in post metric hostels apart from the Rs 150, they were getting currently.

Singh, later unveiled a bust of Ambedkar at the Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences and also attended a three-day national workshop on "sensitisation of the government and non-government functionaries towards the problems of downtrodden sections of society". (PTI)

Referred by:Ajit N
Published on: April 16, 2001
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