State Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Hon. Bhavna Gawli, Education Minister Deepak Kesarkar met today at Rajgriha in Mumbai. He was shown some of Babasaheb’s belongings preserved in the “Rajgriha”. Prakash Ambedkar said that he discussed the proposed memorial at Indu Mill.
In 2003, the Indian government had to accept defeat on the social agenda at the United Nations (Durban, South Africa). I attended that conference. The conference was held on social issues. At that time Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee asked me about this. At that time I told him that India does not have any international analysis organization. There is only foreign account. So the expectation of the world did not reach the government. I had told him that the Government of India would continue to fail until such an organization was established.
At the same time, Prime Minister Vajpayee prepared a note to the effect that an international study center should be established in the name of Babasaheb on the site of Indu Mill and the central government would cover its entire cost. I reminded the Chief Minister about that note. This has not been possible till now during Congress and BJP. Prakash Ambedkar said that he should try for it during his tenure.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister gave a positive response and gave the responsibility to Minister Deepak Kesarkar. Asked to submit report in next eight days. Prakash Ambedkar has expressed the hope that Babasaheb Ambedkar Research Center will be established in Indu Mill.