The Phule-Ambedkar Memorial Week is an annual celebration that is observed by the Savitri-Ambedkar Cultural Club (SACC) at Azim Premji University. The week-long event is dedicated to the memory of two social reformers, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Dr B R Ambedkar, who devoted their lives to fighting against social inequalities and promoting education.
It provides a platform for students, faculty, and staff members of Azim Premji University to discuss and reflect upon the contributions of Phule and Ambedkar. It provides an opportunity for the University community to engage in meaningful discussion and dialogues on the issues of social inequality and discrimination, which are still prevalent in our society today.
The event also includes various activities such as lectures, workshops, seminars, cultural programmes, and exhibitions to raise awareness about the teachings and philosophy of Phule and Ambedkar.
The event then moves on to the commemoration of Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on 14 April. Dr Ambedkar was a jurist, social reformer, and architect of the Indian Constitution. He fought against social discrimination and inequality and worked towards creating a society that is free from caste-based discrimination.
The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Babasaheb for All’.
There are talks and other interesting activities like poster and letter making, photo exhibition, performance by Tamate folk instrument artist from Karnataka and open mic songs of equality, planned for the week.
The schedule for the same is as follows: