MLC Visits Ambedkar Museum, Discusses Women’s Reservation Bill and Engages with Indian Diaspora, to deliver a keynote address at a Bridge India event on ‘Gender Equality in India’s Political Representation’ at Central Hall Westminster in London
Member of the Legislative Council (MLC), Kalvakuntla Kavitha, is on a two day tour to United Kingdom. Her first stop was at the Ambedkar Museum in north London, wherein she echoed the principles of justice, democracy, and women’s rights—ideals that for quite some time have been a part of poll-bound Telangana’s political landscape.
“Celebrating Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s visionary legacy at the Ambedkar Museum in London. Inspired by his ideals, KCR Garu’s 13-year agitation for Telangana’s statehood echoes Babasaheb’s principles of justice. The 125 ft statue in Hyderabad symbolises our commitment to democracy,” Kalvakuntla Kavitha posted on X.
Kavitha’s visit to the Ambedkar Museum was with members of the Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations (FABO) UK, local politicians, and members of the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and Telangana Jagruthi. She spoke about the indelible influence Dr. Ambedkar has had on her father and the state of Telangana. “Our leader KCR Garu had agitated for 14 years based on the principles of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. His ideals resonate deeply with the journey of Telangana’s statehood, a revolution close to our hearts. Ambedkar’s foresight in Article 3, ensuring the majority doesn’t drown out minority justice, paved the way for Telangana’s reality today,” said Kavitha.
Speaking about the Women’s Reservation Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, citing it as a monumental step towards gender equality, she said: “Inspired by Ambedkar, I drew my inspiration from Babasaheb while advocating for the cause of women’s revolution, advocating for reservation. I foresee a future where 181 women transform our nation’s narrative.”
“As we celebrate 75 years of independence, we acknowledge that women’s representation in Parliament is a mere 15 per cent,” Kavitha said, highlighting the long road ahead in achieving true gender equality in India, as PTI reported.
The MLC’s itinerary in the UK is tight with engagements of ddiscussions with Indian diaspora groups, participation in events to foster cultural exchange between the two countries, and a keynote address at a Bridge India event on ‘Gender Equality in India’s Political Representation’ at Central Hall Westminster in London.
Kavitha was recieved with a grand welcome by supporters of the BRS party and Bharat Jagruthi at Heathrow Airport upon her arrival.
It is learned that MLC Kavitha will also interact with a delegation of students from the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU) and attend a series of programmes in London.