889th birth anniversary of Lord Basaveshwara celebrated in Britain, PM Modi unveiled the statue in London in 2015

The 889th birth anniversary of Lord Basaveshwara was celebrated in Britain.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the bust of social reformer Basaveshwara in London on November 14, 2015 and inaugurated Babasaheb BR Ambedkar’s museum on the same day. Since then this tradition has started.

Britain (BritainIndian High Commissioner to Gayatri Issar Kumar, the architect of the Constitution of India, BR Ambedkar (BR Ambedkar) and the 12th century Indian philosopher and social reformer Basaveshwara (Lord Basaveshwara) in London. The 889th birth anniversary of Lord Basaveshwara was celebrated here and on Monday in London (LondonWreaths were laid on the statue of Basaveshwar and on the picture of BR Ambedkar.

Lambeth Basaveshwar Sanstha, which organizes this program, has started the practice of jointly remembering and paying tribute to social reformer Basaveshwar and Dr. BR Ambedkar due to the ideological relationship and similarity between the two great men. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the bust of social reformer Basaveshwara in London on November 14, 2015 and inaugurated Babasaheb BR Ambedkar’s museum on the same day. Since then this tradition has started.

Ambedkar House was made a museum in London

The Maharashtra government bought Ambedkar House in London and converted it into a museum. Babasaheb BR Ambedkar lived in Ambedkar House during 1921-1922. Then he was pursuing higher education in London. At the same time, Kannada and Culture Minister Sunil Kumar was about to attend this program, but due to some reasons he could not reach it.

Appreciating the efforts of Lambeth Basaveshwara Foundation

In a statement, he lauded the efforts of Lambeth Basaveshwara Foundation to bring out the ideological link between Lord Basaveshwara and BR Ambedkar in the struggle to eradicate untouchability and caste discrimination. Dr. Sneha Kulkarni and Ganapati Bhat, heads of two important Kannada organizations based in Britain, Kannada Balaga and Kannadigaru UK, were also present on the occasion.

Tried to create a casteless society

Members of the Indian and Kannada diaspora also paid tribute. Kannada Balaga and Kannadigaru UK have been actively promoting Kannada culture and heritage in the UK for the past 39 and 17 years respectively. Basaveshwara (1134–1168) was an Indian philosopher, social reformer and politician who attempted to create a casteless society and fought against caste and religious discrimination. Basaveshwara pioneered the idea of ​​democracy in the 12th century.

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PM Modi unveiled the statue

Basaveshwar and Babasaheb were well known economists. Basaveshwar was in charge of Raja Bijala’s treasury and Ambedkar was a graduate of the famous London School of Economics. The Basaveshwara statue is the first statue to be unveiled by an Indian Prime Minister in Britain and also the first conceptual statue approved by the British cabinet around the British Parliament.