Principal Correspondent :
The construction work of India’s first Samvidhan Preamble Park in city has taken momentum post-lockdown. It is proposed that the park would be inaugurated by stalwart in judiciary on April 14,2021, the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. The park is being developed in the premises of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law run by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU). The new team that has taken over the charge under Dr Subhash Chaudhari, Vice-Chancellor is very much excited regarding the inauguration of this Park.
The expenditure involved in the project is approximately Rs 10 crore which is being collected either through public participation or through funding from Government. Dr Anil Hirekhan, Deputy Registrar of Academic Section of RTMNU has pursued the matter with various Government agencies to make it a reality. The said idea is conceptualised by Dr Hirekhan and Dr Puranchandra Meshram. The architectural design is made by Sandip Kamble. The idea started taking shape in 2016. On November 26, 2019 on Samvidhan Diwas, bhoomipujan was performed in presence of the then Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, MLC Jogendra Kawade, Girish Gandhi, Dr Meshram and others. Nagpur has Samvidhan Chowk, it has Deekshabhoomi, this is the place where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar had taken Deeksha.
It was his Karmabhoomi also. With these points, the Samvidhan Park is being and that too in the premises of Law College. The present gate of the college is being re-constructed with two beautifully decorated pillars on each side. The board will have name of college as well as Samvidhan Preamble Park along with a photograph of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. From the main gate, one can have a glimpse of 7.5 feet grand statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar which will stand at the centre of the Park. The park will have beautiful lawn and proper sitting arrangement for common public. There will be seven digital boards placed in circle around the lawn. The seven values including Justice, Equality, Liberty, Fraternity etc will be written on the boards. If one touches the board, a detailed description of the values will appear on that board. A special type of light effect will be there in the park that will make it look extravagant during night hours. The walls will be made of special type to get it cleaned in easier way.
The 7.5 feet statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar will be the star attraction of the park. It will replace the present bust of Dr Ambedkar. Dr Subhash Chaudhari said, “It will become a wonderful place to be visited by people from all over the world. It will give name and fame to the city too. RTMNU will be honoured because of the establishment of Samvidhan Preamble Park. The aim is to spread the constitutional values and ideals across the society.” Primarily, Dr Girish Gandhi, MLC Prof Jogendra Kawade, MLC Prof Anil Sole, MLC Prakash Gajbhiye, MP Ajay Sancheti, Dr Vikas Mahatme have given Rs 5 lakh each for this project. The Social Justice Ministry headed by Rajkumar Badole during Fadanavis Government had given over Rs 2 crore for this park. A committee was constituted to monitor the project under the Chairmanship of Dr Girish Gandhi, Trustee, Vanrai.
The other members include MLCs Prof Anil Sole, Jogendra Kawade, Prakash Gajbhiye, Mayor Pravin Datke, Justice Kishor Rohee, former Judge of Bombay High Court, Dr Puran Meshram, Dr Shrikant Komawar, Principal of College, Dr Dinesh Agrawal, Director of Board of College and University Development (BCUD) and Dr Hirekhan.