Patiala: September 20, 2021
To understand Ambedkar, we must understand social stratification of the Indian Society: Satnam Chana
Multani Mal Modi College, Patiala in collaboration with College Alumni Association organized the sixth lecture of the series titled, ‘The multifaceted contribution of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar to Indian Society’ under ‘Colloquium: A series of lectures’ which is focused on theoretical and conceptual aspects of different streams of knowledge. The lecture was delivered by S. Satnam Singh Chana, Eminent historian and CEO, Pritam Film production. Dr. Gurdeep Singh, Head of Punjabi department introduced the topic of the lecture. The speaker was formally introduced by Dr. Veerpal Kaur, Department of Punjabi.
College Principal Dr. Khushvinder Kumar welcomed the expert and said that the modern India was imagined and constructed by the vision and ideology of our great leaders like Dr. B.R. Amberkar, Dr Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi although there were many contradictions in their political ideas.He said that the contribution of Dr. Ambedkar is multifaced and his thoughts and struggle are the lighting force for making India a progressive and developing nation. He appreciated the rigorous historical research done by S. Satnam Chana.
In his lecture S. Satnam Chana discussed the ideas and political era of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and demonstrated how he envisioned a new modern nation which is devoid of class, caste, religious and other discriminations. He said that his life and works are the metaphors of true humanism and reflects the core values of our democratic system. He said that Dr. Ambedkar followed the reformist path of different saints, gurus and social reformers and fought a honest ideological battle for social change and democracy.
A lively discussion session followed the lecture. Large numbers of students and faculty teachers participated in this event.
The vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Ved Prakash Sharma, Dean, student welfare. The stage was managed by Prof. Rupinder Sharma, Department of Hindi.