Monday, December 6, 2010

No alternative to quality education for ending inequalities: Dr. JP

Provision of quality education to all without reference to their caste, religion, and economic status alone will help reduce economic and social inequalities, said Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan here today.

Addressing a gathering after garlanding a portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary at the party headquarters, Dr. JP said Dr. Ambedkar was a national leader who fought against caste-based discrimination. The Lok Satta Party viewed Dr. Ambedkar on par with with Mahtama Gandhi.

Dr. JP regretted that quality education has become a mirage these days. It is merely producing unemployable graduates.

Dr. JP pointed out that Dr. Ambedkar stood for rule of law, constitutional values and rationalism. A real tribute to him lies in treading the parth shown by him and not in mouthing platitudes.

Dr. Ambedkar, a rationalist, embraced Buddhism and underlined the need to save the country from superstition and bigotry.

Lok Satta Party Working President D. V. V. S. Varma and party leaders V. Laxman Balaji, P. Bhaskara Rao, S. Manorama, Eda Chennaiah, Sudhakar, Dasari RAatnam, Mangala, Varma, Ramu, and Ramalinga Reddy took part in the function.

Earlier, Dr. JP garlanded the statue of Dr. Ambedkar on Tank Bund.

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