Maya park dedicated to ‘victims of iniquitous social order’

The Rashtriya Dalit Prerna Sthal in Noida, which will be inaugurated by BSP chief Mayawati on Friday, will have an engraving on the monument to highlight how the backward castes have been "victims of an iniquitous social order".

"The engraving, which is in both Hindi and English, and measures 5830 mm in height and 3560 mm in width, will be seen at the main entrance of the Rashtriya Dalit Smarak," said Balwinder Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Noida Authority.

The Smarak is the main dome, part of Phase I of the project, which contains bronze statues of B R Ambedkar, Kanshi Ram and Mayawati herself.

"For over a millennium, a substantial mass of this nation's populace belonging to the SC, ST, and OBC category have been victims of an iniquitous social order, based on varna and caste that has held them in its thrall and blighted every aspect of their existence. Over the ages, a number of Sants, Gurus and Mahapurush have made great sacrifices in the course of the righteous struggle for the transformation of this unjust and inhumane social order, to a humanistic equalitarian social order," reads the engraving.

The monument, it declares, has been constructed to honour the "unparalleled struggle of these stalwarts towards the struggle for social transformation". "The Bahujan Samaj Party, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mayawatiji has taken the unprecedented and momentous decision to commemorate their struggle. A decision that is certain to be hailed for posterity and recorded in golden letters in the pages of history."

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