Youths showcase Ambedkar’s contribution through models
If you want to have glimpse of the life of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and know his contribution beyond the drafting of the Indian Constitution, then visit the four-day exhibition at Kharghar.
Started on Thursday, the exhibition at Gharkul ground in sector 15, Kharghar, commemorates the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Around 20 young girls and boys from Kharghar in the age group of 14 to 30 have worked for three months to showcase the life of Dr Ambedkar through 26 concept-based models.
The exhibition has been organised by Takshashila Buddha Seva Mandal, a sociocultural organisation in Kharghar.
Sachin Kadam, 27, core committee member and one of the participants said they have been celebrating Ambedkar Jayanti only with sermons and discourse on his life every year.
But this time, Kadam and his friends decided to do something different. “It all started last year in December when we were discussing the contribution of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. That is when we thought we would do something different to mark his birth anniversary this year,” he said.
“More of our friends came forward to participate. Through the exhibition, we have portrayed his entire life starting from his birth to his growing years, education, drafting of the Indian Constitution, the law reforms he made, Satyagraha movement, embracing Buddhism, and many more till his death,” said Ameesha Jadhav, 19, one of the participants.
Boards explaining the concept of the models tell visitors about the life of Dr Ambedkar. “Each of the concept model took around seven days to be conceptualised and completed,” said Gaurav Ahire, 22, another participant.
Participants, who took (Above) Artist Hari Pawale’s rangoli of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, measuring 150x52, at Vashi was an attraction. (Top right) Thane residents gather to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti at Court Naka. Visitors looks at a model of Parliament House at Gurukul Sector 15 Kharghar in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. great pains to make the models and have been working since January, urged youth to visit the four-day exhibition. “Children only know Dr Ambedkar as the father of the Indian Constitution. The models are a glimpse of his struggles, efforts and contributions for the Indian society,” said Milind Athavle, 25, another core member and participant.