About Us

The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee was founded on July 19th 1969 by like-minded Punjabi migrant workers.\r\n\r\nThey had experienced first-hand discrimination from higher caste people.  With their knowledge of the plight of the untouchables in India and coming to know that Dr. Ambedkar had devoted his whole life to uplift his people, they vowed to continue Dr. Ambedkars mission and fight for equality.\r\n\r\nBuddha Vihara – 146 Lea Road, Wolverhampton, UK\r\nIn 1976 The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee converted a house in Wolverhampton to open a Buddha Vihara.\r\n\r\nBuddha Vihara – Upper Zoar Street, Wolverhampton, UK\r\nIn 1991 the members and supporters of Dr. Ambedkar’s cause moved to a purpose built Buddha Vihara in Upper Zoar Street, Wolverhampton. \r\n\r\nDr Ambedkar Community Centre & Museum, Upper Zoar Street, Wolverhampton, UK\r\nIn 2000 a Community Centre and museum in Dr. Ambedkar’s name was also built in Wolverhampton, This was inaugurated by Politician Mayawati, Kumari from India.\r\n\r\nThe museum is home Genuine Dr Ambedkar artefacts such as:\r\n

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  • His Ink Pen.
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  • Rare photo’s.
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  • Graduation gown.
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  • His walking stick.
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  • Copies of his handwriting.
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  • His Indian Parliament Security Pass.
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  • Round table conference photographs.
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\r\nSiddharth Rattu from Delhi in India presented these artefacts  to the Committee in 2003.  These artefacts were all donated by his dad the Late Nanak Chand Rattu (Personal Secretary to Dr. Ambedkar)\r\n\r\nUnveiling of Dr. Ambedkar Statue, Upper Zoar Street, Wolverhampton, UK\r\nIn 2003 the Ex Prime Minister of India V.P Singh unveiled a statue of Dr Ambedkar which sits in the main grounds of Buddha Vihara.\r\n\r\nMaha Somboon Buddha Vihara – Nawanshahar, Punjab, India\r\nIn 2006 the Maha Somboon Buddha Vihara was opened in Punjab, India . Venerable Maha Somboon a long standing and well respected Thai Monk has been based in the UK for over 40 years  and specifically in Wolverhampton with the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee since 1983.\r\n\r\nThe Dr. Ambedkar Buddhist Resource Centre – Nawanshahar, Punjab, India\r\nThe centre Opened in 2008, the centre offers resources to Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations throughout Punjab . A school has been opened on the site and has approximately 250 students.

One Response to About Us

  1. ramspandit says:

    it is a fact ,duet inspiration of dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar I became a judge,and enjoyed other many post ,otherwise i would be a labour in the agricultural lands. There are so manny experiences same can not be commented at this stage.If there is will, there is way. Ram Pandit Retired Judge and Advocate High Court Mumbai INDIA

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