Maharashtra tourism to launch Babasaheb Ambedkar tour circuit on November 26

Times of India | 2 days ago | 25-11-2022 | 05:49 pm

Maharashtra tourism to launch Babasaheb Ambedkar tour circuit on November 26

MUMBAI: On the occasion of Indian Constitution Day celebrated annually on November 26, Maharashtra Tourism department has designed circuits across state to impart information about Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ramji Ambedkar and his life. The circuit will be inaugurated on Saturday at The Fine Arts Society at 5pm in the presence of chief minister Eknath Shinde, deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, tourism minister Mangalprabhat Lodha, tourism secretary Saurabh Vijay and director Dr B N Patil. Similarly, the inauguration of other regional circuits will be streamed live at the venue. To pay their respects to Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his death anniversary, tourists and his followers from across the state and other parts of the country visit his memorial site- Chaitya Bhoomi in Dadar, in large numbers. Thus, the Mumbai circuit consisting Chaitya Bhoomi, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan and Rajgruha in Dadar, B.I.T Chawl in Parel and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar college of Commerce in Wadala, has been created to show the places associated with his life. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Mahu, Madhya Pradesh. He came to Mumbai on December 1904. He graduated from Elphinston High School in Mumbai in 1912. After returning to India, Babasaheb opposed caste discrimination and started a movement to fight for the social rights of the untouchables. Tourism Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha said, "A tour circuit has been prepared based on important places in the life of Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Mumbai. Brochure with the same information will be launched during the event along with the unveiling of an audio visual created on the life of Dr. Ambedkar by Directorate of Tourism (DoT).” “The Mumbai circuit tour will be operational for tourists and followers of Dr. Ambedkar, on 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th December, 2022 where they will get an opportunity to visit Chaityabhumi, Rajgruha, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan, BIT Chawl and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College. This circuit will remain operational in future as well and booking for the same can be done online as well as offline,” he added further. Tourism Secretary Saurabh Vijay said, “On 6th December, 2022, Directorate of Tourism (DoT) in collaboration with BMC will set up a stall at Chaitya Bhoomi, Dadar to promote and inform tourists about the ‘Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar tour circuit’. The said tour circuit will be conducted free of cost in association with Mumbai Tour Guide Association in six districts of Maharashtra namely Mumbai, Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad.”

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