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Congress Launches 'Quest for Equity' Website on Ambedkar Jayanti

The Congress on Friday launched "Quest for Equity" website on the occasion of Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary.

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Updated:April 14, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
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Congress Launches 'Quest for Equity' Website on Ambedkar Jayanti
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New Delhi: The Congress on Friday launched "Quest for Equity" website on the occasion of Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary.

The website contains pictures of his achievements and a copy of the original Constitution of India.

Chairman of the Scheduled Castes Department of the All India Congress Committee K. Raju said the website www.questforequity.org contains over 300 archival pictures of Ambedkar, 97 scans of his correspondence and the full transcripts of the Constituent Assembly debates.

In addition, he said the website hosts the most comprehensive and longitudinal data set, broadly categorised into access to public services, discrimination, economic data, education, employment in public and private sectors, health and household data on the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities.

"The website also contains over 200 papers and reports of diverse scholars and organisations working on issues of inequality, discrimination and poverty. It therefore aims to be the definitive platform for data, research and legislation on issues related to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, and eventually minority communities," Raju said.

Quest for Equity hopes to take Babasaheb Ambedkar's spirit forward by encouraging critical analyses of contemporary socio-economic and political issues, so as to deepen India's social justice paradigm, he said.

"In trying to understand how to make the promise of this nation further accessible to all, it is therefore imperative that we continuously study why and how marginalised groups are discriminated against or excluded," Raju said.

"It is only then that scholars, activists and policy makers can re-order India's social justice paradigm to uplift and empower. It is hoped that Quest for Equity will prove to be a vital resource in furthering this objective," he added.

| Edited by: Puja Menon
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