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Dr. Ambedkar International Symposium on Emancipation

April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26


Dr. Ambedkar International Symposium
on Emancipation and
Equality Day 
Vancouver (Canada)

On October 14, the date now popularly known as the Diksha Day when the Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar embraced Buddhism in 1956, representatives of AICS and Chetna Association of Canada announced their plans for hosting a symposium on emancipation and celebrating Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Day of Equality on April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2023 in Vancouver, Canada.

Are you interested?

Are you interested in the topic of caste, Buddhism, and emancipation based on the philosophy of Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar? If so, steering committee for the Dr. Ambedkar International Symposium on Emancipation (ASE) being planned for April 21, 22, 23, 24,25 and 26 in Vancouver, Canada, would be pleased to invite you to register through the registration page at


We are also pleased to announce that the renowned thinkers, Dr. KP Singh and Dr. Suraj Yengde, have agreed to assist the steering committee in planning and designing the structures and outcomes for the symposium.


Dr. Yengde is a postdoctoral Fellow  at Harvard Kennedy School and author of the Best Seller book, Caste Matters. 


Dr. Yengde believes that although challenges in addressing caste and race are different, it is important to collaborate with movements working for a similar vision.


Dr. KP Singh, a scholar and a strategist, was a chair for the International Dalit Conference hosted in Vancouver in 2003. He believes that while the Vancouver Declaration was important in changing thinking on representation in the private sector in face of the rise in globalization, liberalization, and privatisation, it is now time to re-think, re-brand, and re-strategize (3-Rs) for the 21st century. 


Dr. Singh plans on collaborating with the Dr. Ambedkarite thinkers on producing what he calls, "Dr. Ambedkar Manifesto - a roadmap for taking the caravan forward from the reservation to emanicipation!"


The symposium will be hosted at University of British Columbia on April 21 and 22 and Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti- Equality Day will be on April 23 at Fraserview Banquet Hall. 


Nominal registration fee may apply.



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Steering committee for the

Dr. Ambedkar International Symposium on Emanicipation



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