High lights of Dr. Ambedkar International Symposium Vancouver

Chetna Dr. Ambedkar Awards Recipients 2018

Chetna Association of Canada is a community-based society registered under the Societies Act of BC. It was established in 1999 with a  primary objective of raising awareness about the caste-based issues globally. Chetna regularly promotes the benefits of creating casteless, respectful and inclusive communities through dialogues, discussions, presentations and seminars.

The members of Chetna take inspiration from Baba Saheb Dr. B R Ambedkar, the champion of human rights in India. Chetna currently has a strong partnership with Dr. Hari Sharma foundation, Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and various departments of University of British Columbia (UBC). The partnership has planned and delivered Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lectures since 2016.

Chetna Association of Canada

Dr. Ambedkar Awards Night 2018

Dr. Ambedkar Awards Night 2019

Chetna Dr. Ambedkar Awards Recipients 2019

Mr. Bruce Ralston Hon. Minister British Columbia (Canada)  conveying his greetings on declaring April 14 as Dr. B R Ambedkar Equality Day in the province of BC. 

The province of Britsh Columbia (Canada) proclaims the April 14, 2021 as Dr. B R Ambedkar Equality Day

Recipient of S. Tara Singh Hayer Award of Journalism: Navjot Dhillon

Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Art and Literature Award: Mohan Karimpuri

Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Life Time Achievement Award: Dr. Sanja Boskovic

Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Social Justice Award: Dr. Suraj Yengde

Recipient of S. Tara Singh Hayer Award of Journalism: Parmod Puri

Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Art and Literature Award: Bhagwant Rasulpuri

Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Life Time Achievement Award: Jay Manhas

Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Social Justice Award: Santosh Das UK

Chetna Association of Canada presents Lacchu Kabadia, a play that inspires audience to break the shackles of caste

Starring Dr. Sahib Singh

When: July 23, 2023 at 4 PM

Where: North Delta Secondary School

            11447, 82 Ave Delta

Entry is free for complementary pass holders.

Contact: Jai Birdi 778 878 7473

               Surjit Bains 778 388 9046

The Ambedkar Room, was unveiled by Mr Ali Malek QC, Master Treasurer, The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn on 30 June 2021 to mark the centenary of Dr Ambedkar’s return to Gray’s Inn in 1921.

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Role of Dr. Ambedkar in social engineering and women empowerment through the Constitution of India

By - Jai Birdi, General Secretary, Chetna Association of Canada

November 26, 2022

On behalf of the Chetna Association of Canada, it is my pleasure to extend greetings on the 74th Constitution Day of India.

Seventy-three years ago on this day, the Constitution was adopted in India.  It was implemented on January 26, 1950.

The task of creating a framework that sustains democracy through unity, integrity, justice, equality, liberty, and fraternity for a nation with many cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity, was not an easy task.  My thanks to the drafting committee and its chairperson, Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar, for producing a document that kept the interests of a  “common man” at the core of their heart when resolutions were being discussed and debated.  In this spirt, I see and honor Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar as the Pioneer in Social engineering!

Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar’s passion for emancipation (political, social, and economic) comes out clearly when one reads Articles 14 through 18 on equality.

In terms of gender equality and other measures of social engineering, these and other articles have been tested and challenged many times since the Constitution was implemented.  

It is reassuring to learn that the spirit of democracy that lives through the Constitution has survived these challenges. 

The Constitution has proven to be flexible, workable, and amendable to address emerging challenges and leverage newer opportunities (to read more click here......)