National Monuments Authority has recommended two sites associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution of India, to be declared as monuments of national importance.
The Culture Ministry said, Sankalp Bhoomi Banyan Tree Complex in Vadodara, where Dr. Ambedkar took a pledge to eradicate untouchability on 23rd September 1917, should be declared a monument of national importance.
This place is more than a hundred years old and witnesses the beginning of the social respect revolution started by Dr. Ambedkar.
National Monuments Authority has also recommended a place in Satara, Maharashtra where Dr. Ambedkar received his primary education at Pratap Rao Bhosale High School to be declared as a monument of national importance. The school’s register still proudly bears the signature of a child’s student Bhim Rao in Marathi.