Social Welfare Activities
Social Welfare Activities
Printing & Distribution ‘Buddha & His Dhamma’
While talking about the essential steps required for revival of ‘Buddha Dhamma’ in India, Dr.Ambedkar, at Rangoon’s ‘World Fellowship of Buddhist’ Conference on 4th Dec 1954, expressed the dire need of a book about ‘Buddha Dhamma’ which can be kept by a every Buddhist converts with him, as it is wrong to expect the studying of 73 Volumes of Pali Tripitaka by a common man. Accordingly he has written & gave us the book ‘Buddha & his Dhamma’ after embracing us in Dhamma on 14th Oct 1956 at Nagpur.

‘Buddha Dhamma’ is human centered. It gives the teachings of Equality, Liberty & Fraternity. It also stresses on ‘be the light of self’ (Atta Deepa Bhava) which resulted in liberating the man from Atma-Parmatma & Superstition-Magic.

Dr Ambedkar has owed to make whole of India, the Buddhist. After his Mahaparinirvan, it is the responsibility of every individual to fulfill his owe & for that it is the duty of every individual to propagate the Dhamma. To start with we need to have ‘Buddha & his Dhamma’ book with every individual. This book available in market is costing around Rs 200/- which cannot be afforded by the poor person who is struggling for his two square meal & suffering from hands to mouth condition.

Keeping this constraints of poor in mind & to act on direction given by Dr Ambedkar at Rangoon & also in partial fulfillment of his owe, BANAE had decided to print & distribute this book at very nominal cost. On every ‘Dhamma Chakra Pravartan day’, 10 to 15 lakhs of our people, mostly pertaining to villages, visit Deeksha Bhoomi Nagpur. BANAE has grabbed this opportunity to reach to such poor people.

Accordingly from year 2010 upto 2014, about 3.10 lakh copies in different languages namely Marathi, Hindi & English have been printed & distributed at Deeksha Bhoomi by BANAE.

Abhivadan Prashnottari & Essay Competition

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has written many books on different subject after continuous research. These books are based on facts and makes one to think on it, creating inspiration. As such it is necessary to spread and ingrain thoughts of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in Public @ large specifically in our young Generation. With this moto BANAE has planned Abhivadan Prashnottari & Essay Competition on the books written by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar from year 2013 & thereafter every year.
Acordingly application in preseribed form is invited from students with nominal admission fee of Rs. 10/- The rules for conducting Competition are framed & circulated among schools through vide publicity. The nature of questions is objective and the subject for Abhivadon Prashnottari competition are selected 7 books written by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

(The subject can be revised by BANAE as may be necessary)
Who were shudras
Anhilation of caste
Pune Pact
Buddha & his Dhamma

Revolution & Counter revolution
Hindu code bill
Buddha or Karl Marx

In order to spread the thoughts of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to young generation two groups were created. Group A- Class 7 to class 12 or upto 18 yrs and Group B- Diploma, Degree, Post graduation upto 25 yrs.

The Subject for Essay Competition is “Indian Constitution”.
(The subject can be revised by BANAE as may be necessary)
The groups prescribed for essay competition is same as that for Prashnottari competition. The Limitation of words for essay competition prescribed for Group A is 1500-2000 words and for Group B is 2500-3000 words.

To Motivate the students to participate in competition Groupwise Prizes Worth Rs. 2.50- 3.0 Lakhs are anounced @ the time of declaring competition. To give more weightags to girls, 1st Prize of Rs. 25000/- is declared to boys & girls separately similarly to give more honour to Participation, consolation prizes on large scale are also declared.

All papers are set through Knowledegable persons and are provided to students by BANAE @ different centeres all over the Maharashtra.

Abhivadan Prashnottari competition is scheduled on 6th December every year on “Mahaparinirvan Din” of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Essay competition is scheduled on 26th November every year on “Sanvidhan Diwas” Both the competitions are conducted with the help of schools & colleges on scheduled dates. Papars collected after competition are checked by Hon. Senior Members of BANAE/social workers and Essays by lecturers of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Thought R. T. M. Univercity Nagpur. The papers which are in prize zone are rechecked by Executive Committee BANAE for final sequence of prizes.

The Grand prize distribution ceremony is organized on sutable dates @ prestigious locations of Nagpur. Alongwith prizes to Winner in competition, Momentous are also distributed to schools, coordinators, teachers & those who have helped in this task.

Statistics for year 2014:-
In all 9567 students from 120 schools/colleges, from 22 Districts of all 6 Revenue Divisions of Maharashtra have participated in competition. Similarly Feedbacks received from students appearing in competition are self speaking and fully supports the intension of BANAE to hold such competition.

The prizes and momentous distribution was held on 11th April on the Birth Anniversory of krantisuya Jyotiba Fule @ Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Hall civil lines Nagpur.

Click Here for list Prize Winners of competitions - 2014

The details, rules & regulations and subjects for Next year competition shall be notified on website @ appropriate time.

This is a small step taken by BANAE to spread and ingrain the thoughts of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in society. BANAE has decided to widen the scope of this competition, Quantitavely & Qualitatively. Ur, Valuable suggestions and Ur. Participation by any means shall be of great help to us to achieve the goal. Please share Ur. Suggestions & comments through Suggestion box on website (contact us menu) or on E-mail ID –