About Us

Established in 1990 on the occasion of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Centenary, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Shathamanotsava Samithi organized a Swabhimana jatha with Ambedkar Jyothi to tour Karnataka for one whole year. The Jatha left Bangalore after a grand celebration at the Kanteerava Stadium on 14th April 1990 and touching nearly 3000 villages and towns and covering about 17000 Kms it returned to Bangalore on 13.4.1991, to a two day celebration. It had fulfilled its objective of propagating the life and mission of Ambedkar and his vision for a free India, where equality and justice prevailed. It had also preached against social evils like untouchability, consumption of liquor, superstition etc. People irrespective of caste and creed responded to the programme with enthusiasm and would receive the Jatha at the district border and after its sojourn in the district is over, ceremonially hand it over to the leaders of the next district at the other border. It raised awareness of people about Baba Saheb and his contribution to the people and the country. It had also the effect of broadening the vision of the people and welding them together.

Even after the completion of the programme the committee continued. It organized seminars, workshops and cultural programs to develop awareness among the people. In appreciation of the Centenary celebrations and other constructive activities of the committee the Government sanctioned thirty acres of land to the Samithi. The Samithi converted itself into a Trust and took possession of the land. This place is named Spoorthidhama-Ambedkar Memorial Campus and it was inaugurated in 1995 by Sri K.R.Narayanan, the Vice president of India

The two major objectives of the Trust are –
a) To propagate the life and mission of Ambedkar and uphold the values for which he fought throughout his life.
b) To propagate the path of Buddha, the compassionate and help to reestablish it once again in India.
c) Besides it also seeks to bring about the economic, educational and social authorization of the poor and down trodden.