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 Jayaprakash Narayan on Monday.
Addressing a gathering after garlanding a portrait of Dr BR Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary at the party headquarters, Dr Narayan said Dr Ambedkar was a national leader who fought against caste-based discrimination.
He said that the Lok Satta Party viewed Dr Ambedkar on par with Mahtama Gandhi.
Recalling Dr Ambedkar’s dedication to strengthening the education system, the former IAS officer regretted that quality education has become a mirage these days. It is merely producing unemployable graduates.
The LSP chief pointed out that Dr Ambedkar stood for rule of law, constitutional values and rationalism. A real tribute to him lies in treading the path 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, Dr Narayan recalled.
Lok Satta Party working president DVVS 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 Narayan garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar on Tank Bund.