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On Ambedkar Jayanti, Ten Quotes by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, or Baba Saheb, was a social crusader, jurist and the chairperson of the drafting committee of the Constitution of India. On Ambedkar Jayanti, we present 10 quotes by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar that gives an insight into his his struggle against social evils especially the caste system and casteism and his vision of India.  1) A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.  Photo Source 2) Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.  Photo Source 3) Ours is a battle; Not for wealth, nor for power, Ours is battle; for freedom; For reclamation of human personality.  Photo Source 4) We are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics, we will have equality and in social and economic rights, we will have inequality. We must remove this con

On Women's Day, Mission Bhartiyam writes to NCW with suggestions to improve Women's Safety in Trains

Photo Source: Internet To, The Chairperson, National Commission for Women, New Delhi March 8, 2017 Subject : Request to Issue Suggestions to Indian Railway s to Improve Safety of Women in Trains Dear Madam, We, a group of responsible and committed citizens, are writing to you with suggestions to improve and ensure the safety of women in Indian railways. The Railways is an important communication link in our country. Every day, millions of Indians commute through the railways. However, there are several challenges in this sector. Recently, there have been many efforts to improve the Indian railways but a lot needs to be done for the safety of passengers, especially the women passengers. The Railways is, unfortunately, another vulnerable space for women. Sexual assault, molestation, and even rapes have been reported in trains  and are even rising. As per the information available on the Indian Railways