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JAI GURUDEV TO ALL
ON AD DHARM DAY JUNE 11-12
Prem Kumar Chumber (Editor:Ambedkartimes.com)

Ad Dharm movement, the glorious Dalit movement that not only envisaged an egalitarian social set-up but also struggled hard for the same, was founded formely on June 11, 1926 in village Muggowal near Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur) under the dynamic leadership of Babu Mangu Ram, a famous Gadhrite. Sarva-shri Basant Rai, Thakur Dass and Shudranand were the equally powerful other lieutenants of the Ad Dharm movement. However, when it comes to the brass stack, it was Babu Mangu Ram who emerged as the leading star of the movement.

Ad Dharm is a name of the indigenous religion of the Dalits of the region who are the natives of this land ( India ). The invading Aryans subjugated them and established their rule over the natives. They see to it that the culture and religion of the natives had to be wiped out fully so that they could not stage a revolt. Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia thought it appropriate to relocate the lost native religion in order to re-establish sovereign Dalit Raj once again. He named his movement deliberately after the name of the religion of the natives: Ad Dharm. Thus Ad Dharm is both 'Religion' as well as 'Movement'.

Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia made concerted efforts in the direction of laying solid ground for the revival of Ad Dharm in Punjab . He was of the opinion that if the ex-untouchables have to live a dignified life they had to revive their Gurus, religious scriptures, festivals and religious places as well. He approached Sant Sarwan Dass Ji Maharaj at Dera Sachkhand Ballan (Jalandhar) for concretizing the Bani of Guru Ravidass Ji Maharaj and the proliferation of his mission. The Ad Prakash, a holy Granth containing the Bani of Guru Ravidass Ji and other Dalit Gurus was prepared. Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia Ji expressed his will among close circle that his last rites should be performed amidst the chanting of the holy Bani of Ad Parkash.

In the Ad Dharm Mandal approach, it is clearly mentioned that every Ad Dharmi should live his/her life according to the tenets of the Ad Dharm and should not believe in any other religion. He said our Gurus are Guru Nam Dev Ji, Guru Ravidass Ji, Guru Kabir Ji, Guru Valmiki Ji and all other Dalits saints. Thus the Ad Dharm movement has very early shown the vision for the establishment of a separate Dalit identity based on distinct Dalit native religion: Ad Dharm. 
Posted on June 12, 2013

AMBEDKARTIMES GROUP CONGRATULATES TO ALL ON JUNE 11TH-12TH, AD-DHARM MANDAL PUNJAB’S 87TH FOUNDATION DAY.
THE AD DHARM MOVEMENT
THE PIONEER DALIT MOVEMENT OF NORTH INDIA

Prem Kumar Chumber (Editor-In-Chief)
www.ambedkartimes.com , www.ambedkartimes.org & www.deshdoaba.com

Babu
Mangu Ram Mugowalia

Founder of the
Ad Dharm
movement
in Punjab

The Ad Dharm movement in Punjab is the pioneer Dalit movement of North India. Founded by Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia, this movement made public its ideology and plan-of-action for the empowerment of the downtrodden on June 11-12, 1926, at its first mammoth conference at village Mugowal of District Hoshiarpur (Punjab). It laid stress on distinct Dalit identity independent of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians. To achieve that the Ad Dharm movement aimed at relocating the indigenous religion of Dalits and to get it registered as their official religion in the state. In no time this historic movement became a Dalit mass struggle for their separate Dalit identity (for a detailed analysis see: Mark Juergensmeyer. 1988. Religious Rebels in the Punjab; and Ronki Ram. Untouchability, Dalit Consciousness, and the Ad Dharm Movement in Punjab", Contributions to Indian Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 3, September-December 2004).

With the active supports of the all sections of the community, the Ad Dharm movement succeeded in getting Ad Dharm religion registered for the Census in 1931. At that time about five lakhs members of the community got them recorded as “Ad Dharmi”. It was perhaps for the first time in the neglected/unrecorded history of the Dalits in India that Scheduled Castes in Punjab declared themselves as belonging to an indigenous non-Aryan religion totally different from that of all the mainstream religions of the region. Not only that, the movement even contested the first provincial election of 1937 and returned the community candidates from 7 out of 8 reserved constituencies in Punjab. That was also the first great success of the Dalits in Punjab towards their march to gain political power: the proverbial Master Key.

This is in fact what the Dalits of Punjab should have continued with if they were willing to come into power on their own in the state where they are in largest numbers in comparison to rest of the entire country. Sahib Shri Kanshi Ram Ji did his level best to pick up the thread from where Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia had left. But that bore fruits in UP and Punjab is yet to replicate the same. Doing that would be a true tribute to Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia and Sahib Shri Kanshi Ram Ji and to the Historic Ad Dharm movement in Punjab.

We congratulate to all on June 11th-12th, AD-Dharm Mandal Punjab’s 87th foundation day.
Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (June 11, 2012)

NAWAN ADI DANKA RELEASED BY CAPTAIN AMRINDER SINGH
Ludhiana (P.D. Jassal) 16 Oct.2011: Nawan Adi Danka (Sat Sandesh) a bi- lingual magazine released by Captain Amrinder Singh, former chief minister, and President, Pradesh Congress Punjab today here on the birth anniversary of Adi Kavi Bhagwan Valmik. Choudhary Jagjit Singh, former minister and M.L.A. addressed the gathering and remembered the contribution of Lord Valmik in the fields of art and literature and welfare of the society on the occasion.

Dedicated to the Adi Kavi, Nawan Adi Danka contains the seven articles of eminent Dalit writers including Balbir Madhopuri, Sant Prem Dass Jassal, Dr. Dharmvir,I.A.S.,Dr.Mahender Pratap Rana. The other main contributors of this magazine are Babu Hazara Ram Pipalanwala (Gen. Secretary of Ad Dharam), Babu Banta Ram Ghera (President A.I.A.D.M.)Pt .Bakhshi Ram (President, Punjab Pradesh Balmike Sabha) and Nahar D.L. Shabnam (Chief organizer, Ambedkar Balmik Yuvak Sangh,Hadiwad (Kapurthala).

Sh Chander Sheikhar, President, Dalit Maha Sabha,Punjab arranged and organized the programme . Editor,Nawan Adi Danka (Sat Sandesh) and patron,All India Adi Dharm Mission (Reg.) Sh Amarjit Guru attended this huge function. He arrived here from U.K. especially to join this programme. Posted on October 30, 2011

MEMORANDUM OF AD DHARAM MANDAL PUNJAB-1929

Annexure-I
The memorandum presented by Ad-Dharam Mandal, Punjab on 12-10-1929,
to His Excellency Sir Geoffrey Fitzhervey De Montmorency, the then Governor of Punjab. This was the first attempt for the amelioration of the lot
of down trodden Community and has been rightly hailed as the "Manga Carta" in the historic struggle for eradication of untouchability and inequality.

May it please your Excellency,

We the members of the Ad-Dharam Mandal Punjab, Jullundur City are the representatives of down trodden community comprising of three Million souls in the Punjab, and seventy million in the whole of India, who are disgracefully called the "Shudars" or untouchables. Your Excellency may be aware that we belong to an ancient race which ruled India about 5,000 year ago, prior to the invasion of India by the Aryans. These bands of outsider from central Asia reigned India, and defeated our forefathers, the latter were ruthlessly treated, they were foreign cruel masters in a way which spoke volumes of the barbarous mentality of the so called "Civilized Aryans." The rest of the conquered race, who due to their self respect, refused to be enslaved were driven away to take shelter in the jungles. The Aryans whose present descendants are called high class Hindus, have all along been treating us with the most inhuman brutality so that our unlucky community numerically large as it is, now little mere name. In spite of the fact that there are some highly educated and capable men in our community still we are not given any honourable status in the society. No right of ownership of any thing, vests in us, even we have not the right to safe-guard our individual lives. The deplorable condition of the mute millions of our oppressed community is due to harsh treatment meted out to us by the High class Hindus in consequence of the 'August' pronouncement of the ancient Aryans which are embodied in the Manu Smiriti and lot of other Hindu scriptures of that type. Your Excellency will be amazed to learn that scriptures of the so called religion are replete with the sayings such as that we the Ad Dharmies have been created to serve the high class Hindus, that we have no right to hold any property, that even our wanton murder by a high class Hindu involves him in no difficulty, etc. All our demands have been willfully suppressed by the High class Hindus and all our attempts at ameliorating our condition have been deliberately trampled upon. We therefore beg to submit the position and demands of our community, which we venture to hope, will receive adequate consideration at your hands. We are sorry to say that the Hindu officials who appropriated all our rights and privileges have not done any justice to us. All the dealings of the Government with the Hindus mean with the high class Hindus only, with the result that our grievances can not reach the government. It would be no exaggeration to say that the reforms given to the Hindus have been so given to the high class Hindus only. This being so, we are now under two Governments, the high class Hindus Government and the present British Government.

Owing to the predominance of the Muslims there is less untouchability in this province, as compared with other provinces but as regards political condition we are not a bit better than the worst untouchables of other Provinces, but we are in the worst condition from the political point of view. Not even a single member of our community has ever been nominated to the local legislative or to any local body although in other provinces such nomination, have been made by the Government to the extent of seats ranging between 1 to 11 in local legislatives. The present system of electorate can not be of any use to us because the high class Hindus are steeped with caste prejudices. Therefore the only method open to us should be separate electorate where in our political social and even moral salvation life.

Our position can be briefly described as follows:- (1) that our community consists of about there Millions in the Punjab, and about seventy million in whole of India. (2) That comparatively speaking we are the most backward people in the Punjab as regard education public service, social position etc. (3) That we do not believe in the Hindu religion, nor do we hold it in high esteem, therefore, we do not wish to call our selves Hindus but we the all untouchables of different classes being the ancient population of India wish to be called "Ad Dharmies" and in the next coming census we should write Ad-Dharmies." (4) We do not desire to keep any close social or political contact with the high caste Hindus, who think that they are polluted by our mere touch or even by casting of our shadow on them, though they endeavour to count us with them so that they may enjoy greater rights at our expense. So this aspect of our position can be remedied by our following petty demands.

OUR DEMANDS: (1) Necessary arrangements for better education of Ad Dharmies (untouchables) boys and girls and national scholarship should be separately given to them and introduction of free primary education. (2) Separate representation, in all public bodies and legislature, selected by the communities of our Mandal. (3) A minister our province. (4) Equal rights of ownership of any property of dwelling houses and common fields as enjoyed by other communities. (5) Equal rights of using all District Board public wells, as enjoyed by other communities. (6) Proscription of Manu Smiriti and all like Hindu scriptures in which contemptuous mentions have been made of our race and community. (7) Any mention of us by name of Shudra should be strictly forbidden. (8) Share in all public services including police, civil, military, railway, education, and medical departments etc. (9) in our caste 60 % do the work of agriculture with the agriculturists but they give very meager share to the poor untouchables and we hear that there are 15187200 acres of uncultivated land in the hand of the Punjab Government. Therefore, land in the colonies should be reserved for us in the same way as it has been done, for other communities. (10) The Punjab Alienation Act has made us so weak that the people of other communities forcibly make us to their services in return of living to the houses built on their land, because we can not buy any land, even for our houses under the Punjab Alienation Act of 1909 A. D. therefore this Act should be repealed. (11) Although there are two Acts passed by the Government to prevent the forced labour (Baigar) yet the officials do not care for these Acts and they forcibly make us serve them without any payment. The Government should proclaim the forbidding of all sorts of forced labour (Baigar). (12) There is criminal blame upon our community, while we are free from every crime therefore this blame should be wiped off. The national presumption of innocence should attach to Ad-Dharmies as well. (13) Permission should be given to us to go to the foreign countries, as our condition is very poor. (14) We want to call our selves Ad Dharmies while the other communities especially Hindus do not like it and they try their best to prevent us from doing so, and make us call our selves by the same hateful word (Shudra) by troubling us in every possible way. Therefore a committee should be appointed by the Government from our community to settle these matters. In the name of humanity and the British sense of justice we beseech you to take such steps as you deem necessary so that our vast community may no longer be denied the natural rights of citizens of British Empire, and be not left at the mercy of the Hindu Tyrants.

Thanking you in anticipation.
We have the Honour to be Sir
Your Excellency's most obedient servants
Members & Managing Community of the Ad-Dharam Mandal of the Punjab, Jullundur City.
Memorandum of Ad Dharam Mandal Punjab-1929
( Posted: www.ambedkartimes.com on October 12, 2011)


SHRI GURU RAVIDASS SABHA VANCOUVER 2011
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You can click to view and download the results online. Also could you or anyone please provide me with the complete information about the new Executive Committee exactly the way we did it last time as shown in the page link http://www.gururavidasssabha.org/executives.aspx
Thanks
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THE DHARM
Prem Kumar Chumber (Editor: Ambedkartimes.com)

The Ad Dharm movement, the glorious Dalit movement that not only envisaged an egalitarian social set-up but also struggled hard for the same, was founded formely on June 11-12, 1926 in village Muggowal near Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur) under the dynamic leadership of Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia, a famous Gadhrite. Sarva-shri Basant Rai, Thakur Dass and Shudranand were the equally powerful other lieutenants of the Ad Dharm movement. However, when it comes to the brass stack, it was Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia who emerged as the leading star of the movement.

Ad Dharm is a name of the indigenous religion of the Dalits of the region who are the natives of this land (India). The invading Aryans subjugated them and established their rule over the natives. They see to it that the culture and religion of the natives had to be wiped out fully so that they could not stage a revolt. Mangu Ram Mugowalia thought it appropriate to relocate the lost native religion in order to re-establish sovereign Dalit Raj once again. He named his movement deliberately after the name of the religion of the natives: Ad Dharm. Thus Ad Dharm is both 'Religion' as well as 'Movement'.

Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia made concerted efforts in the direction of laying solid ground for the revival of Ad Dharm in Punjab . He was of the opinion that if the ex-untouchables have to live a dignified life they had to revive their gurus, religious scriptures, festivals and religious places as well. He approached Sant Sarwan Dass Ji Maharaj at Dera Sachkhand Ballan for concretizing the Bani of Sahib Shri Guru Ravidass Ji Maharaj and the proliferation of his mission. The Ad Prakash, a holy Granth containing the Bani of Sahib Shri Guru Ravidass and other Dalit Gurus was prepared. Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia expressed his will among close circle that his last rites should be performed amidst the chanting of the holy Bani of Ad Parkash.

In the Ad Dharm Mandal approach, it is clearly mentioned that every Ad Dharmi should live his/her life according to the tenets of Ad Dharm and should not believe in any other religion. He said our Gurus are Guru Nam Dev Ji, Guru Ravidass Ji, Guru Kabir Ji, Guru Valmiki Ji and all other Dalits saints. Thus Ad Dharm movement has very early shown the vision for the establishment of a separate Dalit identity based on distinct Dalit native religion: Ad Dharm. 


Forwarded by Kamlesh Ahir & posted on August 03, 2010
PRESS RELEASE
3RD ANNUAL SHRI GURU RAVIDASS JI NAGAR KIRTAN PARADE


Last Saturday, over 7,000 people participated in the 3rd Annual Shri Guru Ravidass Ji Nagar Kirtan Parade in Burnaby. After the long weekend was kicked off by a windy storm, some believe that it must have been divine intervention to witness a glorious sunny day for the Nagar Kirtan parade. The largest Nagar Kirtan parade in Burnaby’s history was marshalled by nine individuals carrying nine special symbolic flags which included: Canada, India, BC, Burnaby and five honouring Shri Guru Ravidass Ji.
The Nagar Kirtan parade of followers and bystanders was a visual delight of traditional Indian attire with ladies glittering in bright colours marking the joyous occasion. The atmosphere was highlighted with smiling faces; float riders waving, loud broadcasts, singing of holy hymns, and welcoming glances to people from all communities. “Our Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver) Management Committee took it as a personal mission to make this the biggest and best Nagar Kirtan Parade in our temple’s history. Being the first ever Canadian born president in my temple’s history; it warmed my heart to see all communities join us and I hope we can see thousands of more people come out in years to come to support this festive occasion,” says Micheal Ghirra, President, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver).

No matter where you come from, what religion you practice or what you believe in, there is something amazing about a Nagar Kirtan parade. Participants were treated to a sumptuous vegetarian feast which was welcomed by all in the community with open arms. Usually an event of this magnitude would draw a lot of litter, but not in this case. Burnaby city officials believe this was one of the cleanliest parades in the City of Burnaby’s history. “Thanks to all the participants, organizers and Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver) Management Committee who made this annual event a great success; all of our hard work and dedication paid off when we were able to see the thousands of smiling faces in the crowd,” says Micheal Ghirra, President, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver).

Special thanks to all the politicians and local dignitaries who walked with the Nagar Kirtan procession. The weekend of events Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver) concluded with a bhog ceremony that was attended by over 2000 people at the akhand path on Sunday. Record crowds are expected in Vancouver and Surrey for their Nagar Kirtans coming up in the next few weeks.

For more information, please contact Micheal Ghirra, President, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver) at: michealghirra@gmail.com
Thank you,

Micheal Ghirra
The President, Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Vancouver)

Posted on April 09, 2010

SHRI GURU RAVI DASS GURPURAB 2010 CALENDAR
By Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha of New York (USA)
Please click here
 
THE AD DHARM IN DR. AMBEDKAR'S WRITING!
Forwarded by C. L. Chumber

STATEMENT “E” [f1] NOTE BY Dr. B. R. AMBEDKAR TO THE INDIAN FRANCHISE COMMITTEE (LOTHIAN COMMITTEE) ON THE DEPRESSED CLASSES SUBMITTED ON 1st MAY 1932

III. Depressed Classes in the Punjab

11. In connection with the population figure for the depressed classes given in the census of 1931 I wish to draw attention to two facts:

(1) The population of those who caused pollution by touch was according to the census of 1911, 2-8 millions while in the census of 1931 the population of untouchables is given as amounting to 1.3 millions.

(2) The census of 1911 gives a list of 23 castes which are deemed to cause pollution by touch. The census of 1931 mentions only castes as forming the untouchable population in the Punjab. 12. Why the total population of the untouchables and the list of castes included in that category should have shrunk so much between 1911 and 1931 l am not able to ascertain. It is however necessary to state that among the untouchables of Punjab there has been going on for some years past a strong movement called the Ad-Dharm movement the object of which is to separate from the Hindu fold and form themselves into a distinct community under the new name of Ad-Dharmis. Such has been the strength of the movement that the untouchables decided to return themselves as Ad-Dharmis instead of Hindus in the census of 1931, and the Government gave recognition to this feeling and allowed the Census Superintendent of Punjab to open a new category of Ad-Dharmis.This led in some parts of the Punjab to riots between the Hindus and the untouchables. As a result the untouchables in some parts returned themselves simply as Ad-Dharmis without mentioning their respective castes, and in other parts where they were prevented from doing so returned themselves as Hindus under their caste names. I am mentioning these facts to show that the difficulties created in the enumeration of the untouchables and which are admitted by the Government of Punjab may be responsible for this shrinkage in the number and list of untouchables in the Punjab. The matter therefore requires to be carefully looked into.:

Posted on July 24, 2009


Left Sant Amar Dass Ji & right Sant Amar Dass was honored by
Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha Bay Area (California) during his last visit to United States
AMBEDKARTIMES.COM
PAYS FLORALTRIBUTE TO

SANT AMAR DASS JI

Ambedkartimes.com pays floral tribute to Sant Baba Amar Dass Ji of Dera Baba Kalran Wale (Sherpur Dhakkon near Mahilpur, District Hoshiarpur, Punjab ) who left for his heavenly abode on July 17, 2009 . Sant Baba Amar Dass was a great soul who dedicated his entire life for the spiritual uplift of the community. He used to greet every one with Jai Guru Dev, greetings coined during the Ad Dharm movement of Babu Mangoo Ram Mugowalia. Baba Ji holy personality won him a huge followings in Doaba Punjab. Many of his sevaks settled in North America and Europe . We join all the Followers of Baba Amar Dass Ji in paying floral tribute to the departed holy soul.

Prem Chumber (Editor-in-Chief)
Posted on July 19, 2009

 ON AD DHARM DAY JUNE 11-12

Prem Kumar Chumber
Editor:Ambedkartimes.com

The Ad Dharm movement, the glorious Dalit movement that not only envisaged an egalitarian social set-up but also struggled hard for the same, was founded formely on June 11-12, 1926 in village Muggowal near Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur) under the dynamic leadership of Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia, a famous Gadhrite. Sarva-shri Basant Rai, Thakur Dass and Shudranand were the equally powerful other lieutenants of the Ad Dharm movement. However, when it comes to the brass stack, it was Babu Mangu Ram Mugowalia who emerged as the leading star of the movement.

Ad Dharm is a name of the indigenous religion of the Dalits of the region who are the natives of this land (India). The invading Aryans subjugated them and established their rule over the natives. They see to it that the culture and religion of the natives had to be wiped out fully so that they could not stage a revolt. Mangu Ram Mugowalia thought it appropriate to relocate the lost native religion in order to re-establish sovereign Dalit Raj once again. He named his movement deliberately after the name of the religion of the natives: Ad Dharm. Thus Ad Dharm is both 'Religion' as well as 'Movement'.

Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia made concerted efforts in the direction of laying solid ground for the revival of Ad Dharm in Punjab . He was of the opinion that if the ex-untouchables have to live a dignified life they had to revive their gurus, religious scriptures, festivals and religious places as well. He approached Sant Sarwan Dass Ji Maharaj at Dera Sachkhand Ballan for concretizing the Bani of Sahib Shri Guru Ravidass Ji Maharaj and the proliferation of his mission. The Ad Prakash, a holy Granth containing the Bani of Sahib Shri Guru Ravidass and other Dalit Gurus was prepared. Babu Mangu Ram Muggowalia expressed his will among close circle that his last rites should be performed amidst the chanting of the holy Bani of Ad Parkash.

In the Ad Dharm Mandal approach, it is clearly mentioned that every Ad Dharmi should live his/her life according to the tenets of Ad Dharm and should not believe in any other religion. He said our Gurus are Guru Nam Dev Ji, Guru Ravidass Ji, Guru Kabir Ji, Guru Valmiki Ji and all other Dalits saints. Thus Ad Dharm movement has very early shown the vision for the establishment of a separate Dalit identity based on distinct Dalit native religion: Ad Dharm. 

Posted on June 12, 2009

PRESS RELEASE

SHRI GURU RAVIDASS SABHA , VANCOUVER WILL OBSERVE MAY 24 EVERY YEAR AS THE MARTYR’S DAY
IN THE MEMORIES OF SANT RAMA NAND JI,WHO WAS ASSASINATED IN VIENNA AUSTRIA ON 24 OF MAY 2009.

Sant Rama Nand Ji was visiting Vienna Austria for the spreading massage of Guru Ravidass Ji.Sant also visited Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Vancouver in the past . He had great respect in the Ravidassia community in Canada. We ( Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Vancouver ) condemn this act of terrorism on humanity.

Sant Rama Nand, 57, who headed Dera Sach Khand Ballan near Jalandhar, succumbed to his injuries Monday in a hospital after he was attacked by a group of knife-wielding Sikhs inside Guru Ravidass Sabha in Vienna.

The two preachers were in Vienna to participate in annual celebrations of Ravidassia sect founder and 14th century mystic saint Guru Ravidass.

The sect's top leader, Sant Niranjan Dass, 68, and many others were also injured in the attack.

Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Vancouver will observe this day (may 24 ) as martyr’s day to pay respect to this sant.

Thank you!
Dr. Varinder Dabri

Posted on June 01, 2009

Ad-Dharm -Navayana Buddhism

Editor's mail

What type of presence does Ad-Dharm have in America I am very interested in it, as I find the work of both Ravidas and Kabir to be inspiring. I also have great respect for Dr. Ambedkar's perspective on Buddhism. It is refreshing. How compatible is Ad-Dharm with Navayana Buddhism? I do think Ad-Dharm and Navayana Buddhism have a particularly refreshing quality, and being tied to the Dalit Culture, they represent the heart of India . I live in California , and we have plenty of Hinduism but virtually no liberating Dalit Spirituality which actively engages the world for positive change. What is in the southern California area ?

Thanks,
Michael Johnson

Editor's response

Thanks for visiting the website and having interest in the work of Guru Ravidass, Satguru Kabir, Dr. Ambedkar, Budhisim and Ad Dharm. Right now I can suggest you to read Eva-Maria Hardtmann, The Dalit Movement in India: Local Practices, Global Connections, Oxford University Pess, 2009, especially pp. 168-183. Once again thanks and please keep in touch.

Regards,
Prem Chumber

Posted on May 14, 2009

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LEST WE FORGET , TRIBUTE TO SAHIB BABA MANGU RAM MUGOWALIA

Madhobalvira (Italy)

Jai Gurdev!

Today is a very sad day for Ad Dharmi Qaum, because we lost our great warrior Sahib Baba Mangu Ram Mugowalia Jee founder of the Ad-Dharm Movement in Punjab .  I, really and heartily, pay my homage in the feet of Great Ghadri Baba Mangu Ram Mugowalia Jee's 29th death anniversary day and I would request to all those who are real lover of Ad Dharm, come out from any arrogant, cruel discriminator and brute-slaughters of our ancestors. 

Dalits  should follow the teachings of Baba Mangu Ram Mugowalia Jee and try to apply his indicated Ad Parkash Granth, which is still unseen by Ad-Dharmi Samaj  (See and trust  and follow Ad-Dharm Mandal's report). It is a very shame for us if we don’t follow teachings of Baba Mangu Ram Mugowalia Jee and still not applied.

I think this will be a real tribute to Baba Sahib Ambedkar and Baba sahib Mangu Ram Mugowalia Jee, if we try to understand well and follow his effective teaching to the Ad-Dharmi Qaum. In the last, I congratulate to Mr. Prem Kumar Chumber Jee editor of Ambedkartimes.com who is spreading our great masters's teachings and connecting our Dalits’s views from far counteries which is really admirable for Dalits to awake.

Jai Bheem! Jai Baba Mangu Ram Jee!! Glory to his sacrifice and teachings

Posted on May 14, 2009

NEW MEMBERS OF SHRI GURU RAVIDASS SABHA, FRESNO (CV) CALIFORNIA

Mr. Malkit Singh (Chairman), Mr. Santokh Singh Narr (President), Mr. Prem Sodhi (Vice President), Mr. Des Raj Bangar (Stage Secretary), Mr. Parmood Loi (General Secretary), and Mr. Khiali Ram (Treasurer) were unanimously selected as the members of Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha, Fresno (Central Valley) California on May 10th, 2009.

Posted on May 14, 2009

FIRST TIME SAHIB SHRI GURU RAVIDASS MAHARAJ JI’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT BY SHRI GURU RAVIDASS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

First time Sahib Shri Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji’s birth anniversary Celebrated in the Canadian Parliament (Hill Ottawa, Canada) on March 24 2009. The members of Canadian Parliaments and other community members are Gurbax Singh Malhi , Ujjal Dosanjh , Stephane Dion , Sukh Dhaliwal , Kristy Duncan , Justin Trudeau, And high Commissioner of India Ottawa Canada Mr. S. M. Gawai. Program was organized by Shri Guru Ravidass International Organisation for human Rights. People came from all over the world such as England, Italy, India, and different part of Canada, Montreal, Vancouver Calgary, and Toronto etc. More than 200 people were present for the birth anniversary celebration. Please follow the details regarding this in the following coming newspaper Ambedkar Times.

Posted on May 07, 2009

The members of the Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Pittsburg (California)
and International Bahujan Organization with the first issue of "AMBEDKAR TIMES" News Paper.

Dear Editor Mr. Prem Kumar Chumber,

Many congratulations and best wishes to launch this missionary newspaper under the name of our emancipator and messiah Dr. B. R. Ambedkar who said a great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.

"Whatever I have done, I have been able to do after passing through crushing miseries and endless struggle all my life and fighting with my opponents. With great difficulty I have brought this caravan where it is seen today. Let the caravan march on despite the hurdles that may come in its way. If my lieutenants are not able to take the caravan ahead they should leave it there, but in no circumstances should they allow the caravan to go back. This is the message to my people."

Thank you for taking such a big responsibility on your shoulders to launch this newspaper and we wish you all the success in the upcoming editions of Ambedkar Times.

Dashvinder Paul
Posted on April 6, 2009

SHRI GURU RAVIDASS TEMPLE FRESNO (CA)

Above, Launching Ambedkar Times newspaper at Shri Guru Ravidass Temple Fresno (Ca)

S. GIAN SINGH SANDHU IAS PASSED AWAY

(Left) S. Gian Singh Sandhu releasing the copy of "Adi-Dharam Mandal Report 1931 AD", (Middle) S. Gian Singh Sandhu addressing the audience (Right) Mr. C. L. Chumber addressing the audience on 12th June, 2000.
All three photos: Copy Right C. L. Chumber: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

S. Gian Singh Sandhu IAS passed away at Chandigarh who belonged to village Allahabad (Hoshiarpur). He released the Punjabi version of "Adi-Dharam Mandal Report 1931 AD" on 12th June, 2000, written by Ghaddri Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia founder of Ad Dharm Mandal Punjab and translated by Mr. C. L. Chumber Ex Tehsil Welfare Officer & chief editor of monthly journal "Kaumi Udarian" Punjabi/Hindi/English.

Ambedkartimes pays floral tributes to S. Gian Singh Sandhu IAS and sends condolences to his family and fellow missionaries on their biggest loss.

Editor:Ambedkartimes Group
Posted on March 04, 2009

LEST WE FORGET S. GS SANDHU

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM, C.L. CHUMBER < c.l.chumber@gmail.com> wrote:

S. Gian Singh Sandhu IAS former Deputy Commisioner, Kapurthala expired on 3rd March, 2009. He was born on 1st May, 1936 at village Gilotra wali Tehsil Channot district Jhang (now in Pakistan). S. Ujagar Singh Sandhu and Bibi Karam Kaur were his parents .He did his primary education from A.S. High School, Mukerian district Hoshiarpur and  higher study in DAV College , Hoshiarpur .He was selected PCS and promoted to IAS . He was PCS ( C ) / SDM at Garhshankar ( Hoshiarpur ), Anandpur Saheb ( Ropar ),Jagraon ( Ludhiana ) and Mansa ( Bathinda ) .He was also Commissioner , Municipal Corporation , Amritsar and Joint Secretary , Education , Punjab .He retired as Deputy Commissioner , Kapurthala on 30 May 1994.


He was a multi facet personality .He was a good writer and wrote about one dozen books in Punjabi .He wrote songs which were recorded in the voice of the prominent singers of Punjab .He also performed presentations as a folk singer in the Paryag Sangit Akademy, Allahabad ( U.P. ) and DAV College , Hoshiarpur ( Punjab ) .He was the chief guest of the Adi-Dharam Mandal Platinum Jubilee function celebrated at the Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall, Jalandhar City on 12th June , 2000 organised by myself .He released the Punjabi version of "Adi-Dharam Mandal Report 1931 AD" on 12th June, 2000, written by Ghaddri Baba Mangu Ram Muggowalia founder of Ad Dharm Mandal Punjab and translated by myself .


We share grief with his wife Mrs. Amarjit Kaur , his son Mr. Karamvir Singh Sahota ( Canada ) and his family  , his daughter Mrs. Punit Kaur and his husband Mr. Iqbalprit Singh Sahota IPS , IG , Punjab police boarder range , Amritsar , his  daughter Mrs. Navnit Kaur and his husband Mr. Bhupinder Singh PCS , regional transport authority and deputy director , Local self government , Ferozepur and his friends , admirers and remaining relatives.


His Antim Ardas is being performed at the Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdawara, Phase 1, Mohali adjacent Chandigarh on 8th March, 2009 in between 12 noon to 1:00 p.m

Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Toronto (Burlington) celebrated 632nd Guru Ravidass Maharaj Gurpurb on February 15th, 2009

Celebrations at Shri Guru Ravidass Gurudwara Sahib Burlington (Toronto)

Report:
R. K. Oshoraj
Toronto: Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Toronto (Burlington) celebrated 632nd Guru Ravidass Maharaj Gurpurb on February 15th, 2009 Gurughar management committee also set the history by arranging the presence of three MPs (Members of Canadian Parliament) from three different political parties along with the City Mayor and local Police Chief.

Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Toronto (Burlington) celebrated 632nd Guru Ravidass Maharaj Gurpurb on February 15th, 2009 Gurughar management committee also set the history by arranging the presence of three MPs (Members of Canadian Parliament) from three different political parties along with the City Mayor and local Police Chief.

World famous Ragi Jathas performed Shabads in praise of Guru Ravidass Maharaj and a Dhadi Jathas also participated and entertained sangat with their melodious Dhadi poetry about the life of Guru Ravidass Maharaj.

Distinguished guests congratulated the sangat on this suspicious day and appreciated guru ghar's management committee for organizing such great celebrations of a great saint who acknowledged the value of democracy several centuries back and spread his message of "Begampura Sehar Ko Nau" and " Aisa Chahoon Raaj Mein" shabads.

Various speakers also shared their learnings about the teachings and life of Guru Ravidass and congratulated sangat >Speakers included Kashmir Singh, Ajay Duggal, Raj Kumar, Talwinder Singh. Most of the local organizations participated in the program along with Indian Buddhist Society Toronto, Canada. 

Gurughar was packed with sangat and for the success of great celebrations; the credit goes to the sangat who showed such devotion on this auspicious day to pay homage to their beloved guru, saint and a great social reformer who fought against social injustice. Management committee also did a great job. Mr. Daulat Birdi is commendable to arrange all MPs and other special guests. 


Posted on February 25, 2009 (10:50pm)

SHRI GURU RAVIDASS SABHA PITTSBURG (CALIFORNIA),
CELEBRATED THE 632 ND BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY OF
SATGURU RAVIDASS MAHARAJ JI

Report by Dashvinder Paul

ShRI GURU RAVIDASS SABHA CA, PITTSBURG celebrated the 632 nd Birthday Anniversary of Satguru Ravidass Maharaj Ji on Sunday, February 15, 2009 with religious fervor and gaiety at the temple. Although the weather was not very good but that could not refrain the sangat from coming to the Guru Ghar to seek the Guru's blessing. Sangat in thousands had gathered to seek the blessings of Guru Ji and attended a three day long Prayers ad Kirtan Diwan ceremonies to honor and pay their tributes to this Great Saint who inspired people by his spiritual leadership and practice to abolish manmade discriminations based on caste, color and creed.  While some sangat were listening to the Gurbani and religios songs/dhadi, some were busy doing the Sewa for the Langar. " Sewa nu milda mewa. kar ke koi vekh lo". It was really amazing to see the zeal in the sangat doing the sewa. While some were busy making sabzi and dals, others were busy making the chapaties and Jalebies.


Prominent Kirtankar Bhai Harblas Singh, Bibi Surjit Kaur, Dhadi Jatha of Bhai Kuldip Singh, Bhai Baldev Singh, Religious songs by Santokh Jhingran , Sewak Dass, Bibi Kamaljit Bhatia and Bibi Satnam Kaur Recited the Kirtan Diwan. Distinguished Speakers and community leaders Sukhraj Chpora, Dr. Harmesh, Kewal Singh, Des Raj Banger, Vinod Chumber, Satnam Basra, Guru and Satnam Singh Chahal Chief Editor Punjab News spoke on the life and teachings of Satguru Ravidass Ji and urged the people to follow the teachings of this great revolutionary saint of India .

General Secretary Kamal Dev Pall, Sucha Singh Raipur highlighted the teachings of this great guru who gave his simple message of universal love, peace and social justice for all. Shri Guru Ravidass Ji was born in the 14th century at Kanshi (Vanaras), Uttar Pradesh in India , in a humble family of Baba Santokh Dass ji being as father and Mata Kalsa Devi Ji as mother. Since early childhood, Guru Ravidassji was very much inclined to spirituality. AT the the time of Guru Ravidass Ji social system and religious pattern of the society was very distressing, the world was suffering from manmade discriminations based on caste, color, creed and fanaticism.  Guru Ji teachings led to mass awakening and brought a new era of hope, strength and freedom to the downtrodden and depressed classes of Indian Society.  He dreamt of “BEGAMPURA” where worries anguish and worldly cares would not torment any one. The 41 hymns of Shri Guru Ravidass ji are included in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Influenced by Guru Ravidass's teachings, the Maharaja and the Rani of Chittor became disciples of Guru Ravidass. The famous saint poetess, Mirabai, also became a disciple of Guru Ravidass.
Guru Ji message came out of His heart and won the hearts of the people of his time. Satguru Ravidass Ji was a great religious and social reformer dedicated his whole life for the welfare of the humanity. Our true tribute to Satguru Ravidass is to adopt and follow his sacred philosophy, preaching and make them a part of our lives. The entire Sangat was congratulated for their generous donations and all Sri Guru Ravidass Sabhas of the California for their cooperation to make the Birth Anniversary celebration of Guru Ravidass Ji a huge success. President Som Bhatia, and Chairman Satpaul Surila thanked the entire Sangat for their participation in this program and also to the dedicated sewadars, Gurnam Singh from Texas, Dharam Pal Chonkria, Jaila Jaggi, Bibi Asha Rani, Abhishek, Ajay Kataria, Asa Ram Kalsi, Dalwinder Paul, George Bhatia, Naresh Sweet maker, Santokh Ralh, Jarnail ,Yashpal Dugh, Salinder Bhatia, Bakhso Jaggi, Amar Kaur, Gian Kaur, Balihar Kaur, Ram Ralh and many more who volunteered their skills and creativity to prepare langer and decorate the Guru Ghar.   The " Ardaas" marked the end of the program followed by the " Guru ka Langar"

SHRI GURU RAVIDASS GURPURB CELEBRATED IN TORONTO ( CANADA ) PICTURES BY MR. AMARJIT BADHAN

"SOHANG SAGAR"CASSETE 
ON ADI-MAHAGURU RAVIDAS RELEASED IN JALANDHAR!



Madho Balvira (Balvir S. Sandhu)

Italy ( Madho Balvira ):- Mr. C. L. Chumber said at this occasion that Adi Mahaguru Ravidass was not a casteist as he proclaimed " Namdev , Kabir , Tarlochan , Sadhna , Sain tarey " and " kahe re man Valmikeh dekh , kis jat te kis uttam pad paaeyo " . These socio-religious Adi Mahagurus were not Adi Mahaguru Ravidass` co-caste fellows! He projected them as they all were among the Indian aboriginals and theirs teachings were based on equality, quality, equity, liberty, fraternity and justice for all! Adi Mahaguru Ravidass proclaimed “Begampura Shahar Ka Nao " an ideal state and the issues in this Shabad are fully adopted by the present constitution drafted by the constituent assembly under the chairmanship of Baba Saheb Ambedkar who also dedicated one book to Guru Ji including Adi Mahagurus Chokha Mela and Nand Nar ! Guru Ji proclaimed that untouchables’s sufferings are due to the lost of their political power," Achhut Raj Bicharat Dukh Paayeo.”

Mr. Chumber continued that Adi-Dharam’s founder Adi Mahababa Mangu Ram Muggowalia ( 1886-1980 ad ) wrote " Adi Dharam Mandal report 1931 " in which he wrote that Maharishi Valmiki , Guru Namdev , guru Ravidass and  Guru Kabir are our Adi-Dharam’s Gurus. He wrote “Adi-Parkash Asankhdeep Granth " is our religious scripture. Third, “Soham " is our religious word to recite. Fourth, every Adi Dharami must wish “Jai Gurdev “and next will wish with “Dhan Gurdev." (For more detail read http: //www. ambedkartimes.com & http://ambedkartimes.org (for Punjabi)).

Mata Dalvir Kaur Ji , Gaddi-Nashin ( head ) , Dera Satguru Swami Ishwar Dass Ji Maharaj , Anand Garh , said ,"  the  " Sohang " is our real and original legitimate religious " word "  as Mr. Chumber elaborated it. We must stand on it firmly and our Dera published “the Adi Parkash Granth for Adi-Dharmi.!” Mr. Chanan Ram Dhanda said, " we are proud of Baba Muggowalia who was born just 5 kilometers away from us and started Guru Ji`s religious procession first ever in the universe in 1928 ad at Jalandhar city when Guru Ji `s Kashi forget him . The manuwadis attacked on procession at jaggu chowk. Second day, the Adi Dharamis and Muslims procession and beaten the manuwadis. They fled away with open shops!

This cassette is mainly on “Sohang “as is known from its name .Mr. Buta Shonki is singer, Mr. Madho Balvira wrote lyrics (both of Vill. Maheru Tehsil Phagwara, Distt. Kapurthala ) , music by Mr. Harvinder Singh Bittu , produced by worthy Mr. Hans Raj Dhanda ( son of Mr. Chanan Ram Dhanda " saila kalan " ) and the " Love star VCD company " , Ferozepur (  9815519782 , 9855636843) presented this missionary & visionary cassette vol. First. Europe contact for cassette at: 0039-3299569005, Email address everest_3@libero.it   

Posted on February 12, 2009

Some pictures of Shri Guru Ravidass Gurpurab Shobha Yatra in Punjab
by Mr. C. L. Chumber Email: c.l.chumber@gmail.com

Posted on February 11, 2009

Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Toronto (Burlington)
(First Historical Gurughar of First Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Toronto)

Inviting all to join to celebrate 632nd Guru Ravidas Maharaj Gurpurb on:

Date: February 15 th, 2009
Place:  2284 Queens Way Drive in Burlington (Toronto)

World famous Ragi Jathas will sing Gurbani in praise of Guru Ravidass Maharaj.
Local MPP, Mayor and City Administration Heads are also invited to the program.

Posted on February 15 th, 2009

HEARTIEST
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
ON SHRI GURU RAVIDASS JI’S GURPURB

Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Australia Inc. celebrating Gurpurb on February 15, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Society of Calgary (Canada) celebrating Gurpurb on February 15, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Temple Huston ( Texas) celebrating Gurpurb on February 15, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha of New York celebrating Gurpurb on February 15, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Pittsburg (California) celebrating Gurpurb on February 15, 2009
Shri Guru Ravi Dass Sabha Toronto (Canada) celebrating Gurpurb on February 15, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Bay Area (California) celebrating Gurpurb on February 22, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha of Seattle (WA) celebrating Gurpurb on February 22, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Selma (California) celebrating Gurpurb on March 1, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Temple Yuba City ( California) celebrating Gurpurb on March 1, 2009
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Sacramento (California) celebrating Shri Guru Ravidass Gurpurb & Nagar Kirtan on SUNDAY of March 8, 2009,
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha of Vancouver will be hosting its second annual parade in Burnaby (Canada) on March 14, 2009.
Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha Fresno (California) celebrating Gurpurb March 15, 2009
BEGUMPURA SAHAR
For the first time in New Zealand parliament Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP mentioned in his maiden speech that he would like to see New Zealand as our Guru Ravidass Maharaj Ji said in his slok. (Begumpura sahar ko nao(u). Dookhu andohu nahee tihi thaao) He read the whole slok and he translated it into English for everyone to understand.

You can listen to his speech on youtube.

Please click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHoKWU_7p8

Davinder Rahal
(Justice of The Peace) New Zealand


SHRI GURU RAVI DASS TEMPLE RIO LINDA’S
FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2007


SHRI GURU RAVI DASS JI
 

Some pictures from Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha (Inc) New Zealand during the opening ceremony performed by Sant Krishan Dass Ji, Sant Bhagwan Dass Ji, and Sant Gian Chand Bagha on Sunday December 28 th, 2008 .

Posted on January 08, 2009


First Indian Punjabi Sikh Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, standing with Davinder Rahal (Justice of The Peace) and others prominent community members, M P Maiden Speech in New Zealand parliament.
Please watch this below link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFHoKWU_7p8
Forwarded by
Davinder Rahal (Justice of The Peace, New Zealand )
c.l.chumber@gmail.com (Journalist, India)

(Posted on December 16, 2008)

AMBEDKARTIMES.COM

CONGRATULATE TO ALL ON JUNE 11-12, AD-DAHAM MANDAL PUNJAB ’S 83RD FOUNDATION DAY. ON THESE TWO SPECIAL HISTORIC DAYS,
WE PROUDLY LAUNCH A NEW WEBSITE IN PANJABI.
www.ambedkartimes.org

Prem Kumar Chumber (Editor)
www.ambedkartimes.com & www.ambedkartimes.org
Posted on June 11, 2008

THE AD DHARM MOVEMENT
THE PIONEER DALIT MOVEMENT OF NORTH INDIA

Prem Kumar Chumber (Editor)

www.ambedkartimes.com & www.ambedkartimes.org

Ad Dharm movement in Punjab is the pioneer Dalit movement of North India. Founded by Babu Mangoo Ram Mugowalia, this movement made public its ideology and plan-of-action for the empowerment of the downtrodden on June 11-12, 1926, at its first mammoth conference at village Mugowal of District Hoshiarpur ( Punjab). It laid stress on distinct Dalit identity independent of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and Christians. To achieve that the Ad Dharm movement aimed at relocating the indigenous religion of Dalits and to get it registered as their official religion in the state. In no time this historic movement became a Dalit mass struggle for their separate Dalit identity (for a detailed analysis see: Mark Juergensmeyer. 1988. Religious Rebels in the Punjab; and Ronki Ram. 2004. Untouchability, Dalit Consciousness, and the Ad Dharm Movement in Punjab", Contributions to Indian Sociology, Vol. 38, No. 3, September-December 2004).

With the active supports of the all sections of the community, the Ad Dharm movement succeeded in getting Ad Dharm religion registered for the Census in 1931. At that time about five lakhs members of the community got them recorded as Ad Dharmi. It was perhaps for the first time in the neglected/unrecorded history of the Dalits in India that Scheduled Castes in Punjab declared themselves as belonging to an indigenous non-Aryan religion totally different from that of all the mainstream religions of the region. Not only that, the movement even contested the first provincial election of 1937 and returned the community candidates from 7 out of 8 reserved constituencies in Punjab. That was also the first great success of the Dalits in Punjab towards their march to gain political power: the proverbial Master Key.
 
This is in fact what the Dalits of Punjab should have continued with if they were willing to come into power on their own in the state where they are in largest numbers in comparison to rest of the entire country. Sahib Kanshi Ram did his level best to pick up the thread from where Babu Mangoo Ram Mugowalia had left. But that bore fruits in UP and Punjab is yet to replicate the same. Doing that would be a true tribute to Babu Mangoo Ram Mugowalia and Sahib Kanshi Ram Ji and to the Historic Ad Dharm movement in Punjab.

On these two special historic days, 11th & 12th of June, 2008, we proudly announce & launch a new website www.ambedkartimes.org in Panjabi, dedicated to the great leader in the world, Bharat Rattan Baba Sahib Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. We congratulate to all on June 11 th-12 th, AD-Dharm Mandal Punjab’s 83 rd foundation day.

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (June 11, 2008)

CONGRATULATIONS ON ADI-DHARAM MANDAL`S
83RD FOUNDATION DAY (JUNE 11-12)! 


From : C. L. Chumber <c.l.chumber@gmail.com>

CONGRATULATIONS ON 11-12 JUNE, 83 rd ANNIVERSARY OF Ad-Dharam Andolan

From: S. L. Virdi ' <slvirdiadvocate@rediffmail.com>  

 
 

AMBEDKRTIMES CONGRATULATES DR. RONKI RAM

Ambedkartimes Congratulates Dr. Ronki Ram, a regular contributor to the website, on his happy birth day (April 2 nd) and taking over at head of the department political science of Punjab University Chandigarh ( India ). We wish him all the best to his new responsibilities as a head of the department and we’re thankful for having such a great writer (Dr. Ronki Ram) writing for Ambedkartimes.com.

Prem Kumar Chumber
Editor: www.ambedkartimes.com

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (April 01, 2008)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Dear Editor,

I join you and the Ambedkar Times in greetings and wishing Dr. Ronki Ram all the best wishes on his birthday and his elevation to the post of head of the department of political science of Punjab University . His brilliant academic inputs to the community causes are appreciable and gratifying.

(Ramesh Chander) Consul General of India, Edinburgh ( Scotland )

Honorable Dr. Ronki Ram Ji,

Jai Bheem!

I wish you a very happy birthday and pray to Satguru Ravidass Ji for your bright future. I would like to congratulate and wish you best of luck for your new responsibilities of being the head of the political science department.

Des Raj Bangar U.S.A.

Respected Editor,

Jai Guru Dev!

Dr. Ronki Ram Ji is a great scholar and I wish him a very Happy Birthday and best wishes for being selected as the head of the Political Science Department in Punjab University Chandigarh . Dr. Ronki Ram’s success is highly deserved and a fulfillment of his ambition.
Tarsem Jalandhary ( Jalandhar City, Punjab )

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (April 02, 2008)

Dear Editor,

We congratulate Honorable Dr. Ronki Ram on his promotion for 'The Head of the Department: Political Science, Panjab University , Chandigarh (PB) India .

Hon. Dr. Ram's writings are in huge demand by the leading media of India and abroad. We all know Dr. Ronki Ram is a great scholar, thinker, philosopher and a writer of our times. His articles were published in 'Tehalka' and some of is his articles were rated in 'The 50 Most Frequently Read Articles' worldwide. He has participated in national and international seminars over the past several years and shared his thoughts on our history, current social issues and future of Indian Society especially Northern Indian Society.

Please join us to congratulate Honorable Dr. Ronki Ram for his new promotion and wish him all the best for his dedicated, committed and determined laborious efforts not only to bring out the facts about our history but current issues also.


Raj Kumar Oshoraj (Vice President), Indian Buddhist Society Toronto, Canada.

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (April 03, 2008)

Jai Gurudev!
Prem Kumar Chumber Ji,

On behalf of all the “Muggowalia”, I would like to wish Dr. Ronki Ram Ji a Happy Birthday and congratulate him for his promotion to the new post as the head of the political science department in Chandigarh .

Ad-Dharmi community is very proud of you. Thanks for writing about Babu Mangoo Ram Muggowalia Ji who gave us distinct identity and Ad-Gurus to pray for.

Regards

Tejpal Gangar, tgangar@muggowal.com

I Congratulate Dr Ronki Ram on his elevation to the Head of the Political Science department, Punjab University Chandigarh (a prestigious institution of Punjab), and also wishing Dr. Ronki Ram all the best wishes on his Birthday. His brilliant academic inputs to the community causes are appreciable and gratifying, keep up the same good spirit for the community.   Thanks.

D. R. BHATTI ( TORONTO CANADA )

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (April 04, 2008)

THANKS TO ALL

Dear Prem Chumber, editor, ambedkartimes.com and all Dear Brothers/readers of this prestigious site, Jai Bheem!

  I am really moved by your kind words and good wishes. It humbled me and gave me tremendous courage to continue, rather more rigorously, my field based research on the various issues relating to the Dalit cause.  

With regards,  
Ronki Ram (Dr.) Chairperson, Dept. of Political Science, Panjab University , Chandigarh .

Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com (April 05, 2008)

 
 
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