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Namantar Shahid Smarak


The Namantar Shahid Smarak is located at Indora Bridge 10 on Kamptee Road, Nagpur. The location was selected because at this location Avinash Dongre, a teenager protesting in support of the Namantar Andolan was shot in the head by police on 4 August 1978. Four activists – Dilip Ramteke, Abdul Sattar, Roshan Borkar and Ratan Mendhe – also lost their lives nearby. The memorial has total of 27 sculptures of Bhim Sainiks (Ambedkarites ) who died during struggle. They are shown in the act of their struggle. In addition to the sculptures, there are 27 plaques with the name of each person; the memorial also has a monolith to pay homage to the martyrs.

Credit – Bhimrajya Facebook Page

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Marathwada is Burning – By Vikas Ghogare


There were many songs of struggle during Namantar Movement, such as..

Marathwada is Burning 

One Pochiram Kamble, sweating to fill his stomach,

He became the enemy of the village,

“Jay Bhim” was on his lips…

Accosted in the fields, bound with a rope,

His hands and feet branded, then thrown in the fire,

He burned fiercely, the son of Bhim…

We see all this with open eyes,

Still we live our lives,

By our own hands feeding,

The fire that burns the corpse,

We the people of Bombay and Pune —

How hollow is our pose!

We gossip about revolution

But lead the lives of eunuchs,

Oh, kill, smash, cut, break,

Whatever comes in our way!

Marathwada is Burning, Marathwada is Burning …

— By Vikas Ghogare (from Reinventing Revolution by Gail Omvedt)

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14th January in Dalit History – Namantar Din


14th January in Dalit History – Namantar Din

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Few photos from Namvistar Din celebrations


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Massive crowd at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University gate during Namvistar Din celebrations

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People dancing during the Namvistar Din celebrations at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University gate

Read about Namantar Din from here.

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People pay rich tribute to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on Namvistar Din

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School children pay rich tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar on Namvistar Din

Massive crowd at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University gate during Namvistar Din celebrations

Massive crowd at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University gate during Namvistar Din celebrations

Gate of the renamed university and statue of Dr. Ambedkar in distance

Gate of the renamed university and statue of Dr. Ambedkar in distance

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