Cyber Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations worldwide

 

Mahesh Wasnik 

The worldwide Ambedkarite Community celebrated 193rd Mahatma Phule birth anniversary and 129th Dr. B R Ambedkar Jayanti together, online, as a "Cyber Jayanti Celebration."

phule ambedkarDuring the difficult time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ambedkarite community celebrated 193rd Mahatma Phule Birthday and  Dr. B R Ambedkar’s 129th birthday online via multiple social media platforms like Skype, Google hangout, Facebook, YouTube channel, Zoom, WebEx, Free-conference call, webinar jam, GoToMeeting. These cyber celebrations were telecast live on Bahujan media networks like AwaazTV, Maitri TV, KanshiTV, Samyak India TV, Bahujan TV, MNT News Network, MN Live and Dalit Dastak.

There was online community presence from USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia,  United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Oman, Qatar, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and of course India. There was a huge twitter presence with the Dr Ambedkar emoji ambedkar twitterand the hashtags: #AmbedkarJayanti, #JaiBhim, #जयभीम,#अंबेडकरजयंती  

Due to the global lockdown, physical gatherings of any physical kind are strictly prohibited. These online celebrations help the community to come together to pay respects and tributes to the beloved leaders Mahatma Jotirao Phule and Babasaheb Ambedkar by garlanding their statues, lighting candles, reciting treesharan panchasheel and even shouting slogans like” JAI BHIM, JAI PHULE”, ”Dr Ambedkar Amar Rahe”, Mahatma Phule Amar rahe” from their homes. These online celebrations got overwhelming responses from all levels of participants in multiple activities--quizzes, songs, speeches, drawings and paintings-- including those for children and women. 

These cyber celebrations are still continuing from April 10th till end of May 2020 at multiple location across the globe.

Some organizations who participated in these online Jayanti celebrations:

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cyber jayanti posters~~~