Friends of Dalits

Friends of Dalits

“Caste is a notion, it is a state of mind. The destruction of caste does not therefore mean destruction of a physical barrier. It means a Notional Change.”
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
in Book: Annihilation of Caste

NACDAOR is working for behavioural change in attitudes of society towards historically marginalised sections which is still being oppressed covertly and overtly. In this effort of change, we have come across people from different sections of society whom we can call as friends of Dalits. They in their behaviour and actions do not follow the age-old system of caste bias. NACDAOR with their support is heading ahead to break the barriers of caste hegemony. The day is not far when the soul of democracy i.e. one man, one value will be realized. The ‘People’ are the keys to this change. It is not sufficient to proclaim that ‘We, the People’ are sovereign. The sovereignty of ‘people’ becomes a reality only if they are vigilant and decide to work to realize the golden principles of Justice, Equality, Liberty and Fraternity. There are certain obstacles which still comes in the way of Dalits, as observed and experienced while working in the field in a bid to transform the society. But the rational, moral, egalitarian, humanitarian outlook towards fellow men and women could go a long way in achieving the universal good of our country.

The E 4’s i.e. Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Empowerment hold the positive key for the upliftment of Dalits and the efforts by the other sections of the society towards achieving these E4’s will make them the “Friends of Dalits”.