20th July (1924) in Dalit History – Dr. Ambedkar founded Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha
Dr. Ambedkar convened a meeting at the Damodar Hall when was formally resolved to found the Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha.
Its motto was: “Educate, Agitate, Organize”. Its aims and objectives were:
(a) To promote the spread of education among the depressed classes by opening Hostels.
(b) To promote the spread of culture among the depressed classes by opening libraries, social centres and classes or study circles,
(c) To advocate and improve the economic condition of the depressed classes by starting industrial and agricultural schools,
(d) To represent the grievances of the depressed classes.
Among its office bearers were Sir Chimanlal, H. Setalvad, Dr. R. P. Paranjpye, B.G. Kher and S.N. Shivtarkar. Dr. Ambedkar himself was the Chairman of its managing committee.
The Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha functioned till 1924, concerning itself with social problems. Among its trustees was Ramchandra Krishnaji Kadam.