Dr. Ambedkar: Human Rights and Indian Diaspora
The Ambedkar Foundation, Government of India, instituted Dr. Ambedkar Chair on ”Human Rights and Indian Diaspora" in the Faculty of Indian Languages, Annamalai University, to disseminate his thoughts through teaching, research, and extension.
The main objectives of this Chair are
- To establish a well-equipped centre of learning for intellectuals, academicians, researchers, and students to study and spread the ideology and philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
- To create awareness among the stakeholders on the international human rights and laws.
- To undertake research on education, and socio-economic and political life of the Indian expatriates, migrants and diaspora.
- To develop appropriate methodologies to translate Dr. Ambedkar’s ideology and philosophy into practical propositions and policy instruments.
- To build a bridge between the Indian diaspora and the country of their origin through language and culture.
- To prepare a database and historical profile of Indian Diaspora not only to study the sociopolitical and economic implications, but also to provide input to Government in framing policies relating to Diaspora.
- To facilitate the diaspora to learn their mother tongue and also to introduce the diaspora to the culture of their ancestors.
Dr. Ambedkar Chair's Action Plan
° To motivate and encourage researchers of M.Phil./Ph.D. degree programmes to take up research on Dr.Ambedkar’s contribution to Human Rights and Social Changes.