Two Days’ National Convention of All India Confederation of SC/ST (Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe) Organisations began this morning at Ambedkar Bhavan, New Delhi. Hundreds of national leaders of SC/ST Confederation arrived from all over the countries representing SC/ST Unions and Associations in different Governmental departments and private sectors.
The National Convention was inaugurated with a prayer recited by a Buddhist monk followed by the leaders and participants of the National Convention. The main agenda of the National Convention is “Reservation in private sectors, which is the matter of life and death for SC/ST communities in India.”
In inaugural speech, Dr. Udit Raj says, “Reservation in Private Sector will empower us permanently which will not be less than achieving political power. Without Cultural Revolution and Buddhism, it is difficult to have equality in the society. Reservation in Higher Judiciary and Armed Forces and enactment of Reservation Act is a must. Business is the key to the rule.”
Many government sectors are becoming private sectors in India and private companies are mushrooming, where the employments are given to eligible and educated members of communities and Dalits and oppressed and less educated members do not have much employment opportunities.
National Convention will also addresses the issue of appealing to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh to arrange an occasion for the US President Barack Obama to pay homage to Dr. B R Ambedkar when he visits India in November this year.
Dr. Udit Raj has been campaigning for Ambedkar Parinirvan Bhoomi, where Dr. B R Ambedkar lived and died to be given the status of Raj Ghat.
All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations (www.scstconfederation.net) is the national body of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Government Employees’ unions founded in October 1997 under the Dynamic leadership of Dr. Udit Raj. The Objective of the Confederation is to restore the original position of the Constitution so that the intent and spirit of the Constitution is maintained. Latter the Confederation expanded with larger partnership with different human rights agencies in national and global level in search total abolition of caste and dalit freedom.