Mr.C.Pavana Murty in December 1961 met Bhayyasaheb Yashwanthrao Ambedkar at Siddhardha College Bombay and collected a portion of the sacred Ashes of Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar to be kept in a befitting place in South India. Mr.J.H.Subbayya planned to construct a vihara at Hyderabad to keep the sacred ashes but could not do so. Now that Ambedkar Buddha Vihara is complete at Visakhapatnam the sacred ashes will be placed after Commemoration Rally along the places that Dr.Ambdekar visited during his trip to Andhra Pradesh in Sept.1944.
Info.of Dr.Ambedkar’s A.P Tour Sept.1944
Vijayawada -Speech near Railway station. Translated by Ravuri Ekambaram.
Gudivada -Speech to gathering on Main Road, Translated by Kusuma Venkataramayya. Visit to Hostel(Vemula Kurmayya). Foundation stone laid to Alimelamba Girls Hostel. Ajgar Hussain,Revenue Board Member(close associate)
Eluru – Mala Masti Guard of honour from Railway station to Municipal office. Felicitations by District Board,Muncipal Council and Christian Associations. Speech Translated by Kusuma Venkataramayya.
Kovvali -Invited by the freedom fighters (s.cs) Namburi Sreenivasarao, Keerti Mutyam , etc., Dr.Ambedkar hoisted Scheduled Castes Federation Flag and hence the S.C Colony is called Jhendapeta.
T.P. Gudem/Pentapadu -Visited Govt.Post Basic School. Ganta Arun Kumar accompanied
Palakollu – Speech translated by Nandanar Hari.
Ramachandrapuram – Eli Vadapalli Hostel and other junctions. Speech translated by Pamu
Rajahmundry -Felicitations and speech at Town Hall(Somina Kameshwar Rao, Municipal
Chairman, K.VenkatadriChowdary, Municipal Commissioner)
Felicitations and speech at Cosmopolitian Club (Kavuri Pattabhiramayya, Kusuma Dharmanna)
Kakinada – Speech at P.R.College Quadrangle Hall, translated by Pamu Rama Murty.
Dinner at Bayya Pullayya(S.I) house.
Pithapuram – Visited Hostel for S.C Boys and spoke in a Village nearby
Tuni – Speech near Railway Station, translated by Nandanar Hari.
Anakapalli – Huge reception at Railway station. The entrance gate of railway station was named as “Bheemuni Gummam”. Felicitations and speech atMunicipal School and Vaishya Sangham. Uppala Satyanarayana, Chairman, Reception committee. Jonnala Mohanrao, Commissioner, Market board organized the whole event and translated Ambedkar’s speech.
Visakhapatnam – Speech at Collecterate, translated by Nandanar Hari .Visited Port.
Babasaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Sacred Ashes Commemoration Rally
On the occation of 60 years of Hindu Code Bill
Date Time Place Distance Activity
1.2.11 11.00 a.m VIJAYAWADA Commences
12.30 p.m GUDIVADA 40 k.ms
3.00 p.m ELURU 35 k.ms
3.30 p.m KOVVALI 8 k.ms
5.00 p.m T.P.GUDEM 30 k.ms
5.30 p.m PENTAPADU 2 k.ms
7.00 p.m BHIMAVARAM 25 k.ms
7.45 p.m PALAKOLLU 25 k.ms
9.00 p.m NARSAPUR 12 k.ms NIGHT HALT
2.2.11 10.00 a.m RAZOLU 15 k.ms START
12-15 a.m P.GANNAVARAM 18 k.ms
12.30 a.m AMBAJIPETA 9 k.ms
1.00 p.m AMALAPURAM 30 k.ms Lunch
3.30 p.m MUMMIDIVARAM 10 k.ms
4.30 p.m YANAM 28 k.ms
7.30 p.m RAMACHANDRAPURAM 30 k.ms
8.00 p.m MANDAPETA 15 k.ms
10.00 p.m RAJAHMUNDRY
(O.N.G.C Base Camp) 22 k.ms NIGHTHALT
3.2.11 10.00 a.m O.N.G.C Base Camp Starts
11.15 a.m RAJAHMUNDRY TOWN HALL 12 k.ms
1.00.p.m KAKINADA 45 k.ms Lunch
3.30 p.m PITHAPURAM 17 k.ms
5.30 p.m TUNI/PAYAKARAOPET 50 k.ms
8.00 p.m ANAKAPALLI 60 k.ms
10.00 p.m VISAKHAPATNAM STEEL PLANT 40 k.ms NIGHTHALT
4.2.11 10.00 a.m VISAKHAPATNAM CITY
4.30 p.m Concludes.
Route Map of the Rally
1-2-11 Vijayawada – Ambedkar Statue at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram
Via Eluru Road, Benz Circle, Kankipadu
Gudivada – Main Road, Alimelamma Girls Hostel
ViaPittagunta,Perikeedu,Vasanthavada,Pedapadu,Ande khancheruvu,Vangayagudem,Old Bus stand
Eluru – Ambedkar Bhavan
Kovvali – Jhendapeta
On to National Highway via Dosapadu,Potnuru,Gundugolanu
T.P. Gudem – Ambedkar Statue Junction
Pentapadu – Govt. Post Basic School
Bhimavaram – Main Road
Veeravasaram – Main Road
Palakollu – Ambedkar Bhavan
Narsapur – Night halt at O.N.G.C camp office
Razolu – Via Chinchinada Main Road
Amalapuram – New Ambedkar Bhavan and other junctions
Mummidivaram- Main Road
Yanam – Buddha Park
Ramachandrapuram- Main Road
Mandapeta – Main Road,Dulla,Vemagiri
Rajahmundry – Night halt at O.N.G.C Base camp
Rajahmundry – Rly.Station, Kotilingala revu, Town Hall, Devi Chowk,
Kambhala Cheruvu,Y Junction, Lala cheruvu, O.N.G.C Head Quarters.
Peddapuram, Samalkot – Main Road
Kakinada – Ambedkar Bhavan , Old Bus stand, P.R.College
Pithapuram – Ambedkar Bhavan and Village nearby
Tuni – Ambedkar Bhavan
Anakapalli – Municipal School, Vaishya Sangham
Steel Plant – Night Halt
4-2-11 Visakhapatnam City