Golden Jubilee celebration marks Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel, October 2, 2006

Nagpur, India -- A week-long Golden Jubilee celebration of `Dhamma Chakra Pravartan' culminated here today with a main function to mark Babasaheb Ambedkar's conversion to Buddhism 50 years ago.

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Union Minister for Urban Development, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Union Telecommunication Minister Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of State in PMO, Prithviraj Chavan were among those who attended the function, while Bihar Governor R S Gavai presided the event, according to "Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti" secretary, Sadanand Fulzele.

During the week-long celebration, a number of symposia and seminars was organised. Leaders from various factions of Republican Party of India also spoke on achieving goal of uniting Buddhists through the Ambedkarite Movement.