NMA recommends two sites connected to Ambedkar to be declared as monuments of national importance

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The National Monuments Authority (NMA) on July 9 has recommended the declaration of two sites associated with BR Ambedkar in Gujarat and Maharashtra as monuments of national importance.

  • These recommendations have been placed before Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal by the National Monuments Authority.

  • Name the two sites

  1. Sankalp Bhumi banyan tree campus

It is located in Vadodara, Gujrat where Dr. Ambedkar had taken a resolve to eradicate untouchability on 23th September, 1917. 

The site is more than a hundred years old and witnesses the beginning of the social respect revolution initiated by Ambedkar, who is regarded as the architect of the Constitution of India.

     2. PratapRao Bhosale High School, Satara, Maharashtra

         Dr Ambedkar received his primary education in PratapRao Bhosale     High School.

         This school is under Satara Zilla Parishad and presently the condition of the school is dilapidated.

         The school's register still shows the signature of a student, Bhim Rao, in Marathi.

  • National Monuments Authority (NMA) 

  • Established - in 2010 

  • Ministry - Union Ministry of Culture

  • Established under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010

  • Composition - a Chairperson and up to 5 Whole Time and 5 Part Time Members and a Member Secretary

  • The Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is its ex-officio member.

  • Headquarters - New Delhi 

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