Chandigarh/New Delhi, 14 Mar : Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee president and Rajya Sabha MP, Kumari Selja on Saturday claimed that following her request, the British Government has given approval to give recognition to 10 King Henry's Road - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar House in London as Ambedkar Museum. Ms Selja said, in December 2019, she had requested the British Government to grant recognition to 10 King Henry's Road – Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar House in London, where he lived from 1921 to 1922, as Ambedkar Museum. In a written communication sent to Camden Council, London, Kumari Selja said that Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was a popular Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, whose life inspired all of us to fight against tyranny and for social justice. Dr Ambedkar was independent India's first Minister of Law and Justice, the architect of the Constitution of India and founding father of the Republic of India.
Dr. Ambedkar stood for equality of society and his thoughts, actions and extensive writings are still guiding path to millions of global citizens. She said that the King Henry's Road – Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar House was a great historic building to remind generations to come of what can be achieved when faced with inequality. Preserving Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar House as a museum will enhance Camden's International tourism potential. It will also further strengthen the Indo-UK cultural ties. This will also be a moment of pride for all Indian citizens living all over the world including Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom, she added.
Kumari Selja said that the permission given for museum by the British Government is a matter of pride for India. The museum will inspire people around the world regarding the values of India's democratic power and constitution to protect the interests of common people, she said. (UNI)