The Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi was founded in 1984 by the then Dy. Prime Minister Babu Jagjiwan Ram for fulfilling the unaccomplished dream of Baba Sahab Dr. B. R. Ambedkar to eleviate Dalits darkness of injustice, inequality and inhuman treatment.and its sole responsibility was given to Dr. S. P. Sumanakshar as the founder president.
The Akademi has dovetailed its activities in every corner of the country during the last 28 years after its establishment. In 35 states, the Branches are working with a net work spreaded from state to Districts to tehsils to blocklevel Upto the grass-root, having about five lacs constructive & active thinkers, social workers, writers, scholars, journalists, historians, who are engaged in spreading the awakening among Dalit masses, weaker sections and oppressed people of the country through Dalit Literature and Public meeting, conferences, Symposiums, Seminars, Rallies, Sports & Writing Competitions, Exhibitions. Dr. Ambedkar Study circles, Library & Reading Rooms, Youth Guide Centers, Street Plays, Dramas, Discussions & Debates etc. About 30 Thousands such programmes have been organized by the different branches of the Akademi. These programmes have been effected the Dalit-Society and a new awakening is dawning among them against the atrocities, injustice, harassment, inequality and thus directed them to struggle, to achieve their rights as enshrined in the Constitution of India.
The Akademi, which is basically a non-political institution, has planned to handle the Dalit awakening Movement in a scientific way by providing guidance to writers, poets, dramatists, journalists, novelists, story writers, Literateurs, social workers etc. through media of work shop, seminars, conferences and meetings by exchanging views, holding discussion, getting writing research papers etc. and recognition and identity. and honouring them by the various awards in the name of Dr. Ambedkar, Mahatma Jotiba Fule & Bhagwan Buddha.
The Akademi has a democratic set-up for fulfilling its aims and objects at national level such as:-
Beside, it has the following five wings to solve the various problems of victimization.
The different state branches of the Akademi Upto the Tehsil – Block level are engaged for the achievements of the following objects:-
To achieve the above goal, various Branches of the Akademi are running the following programmes:-
The Akademi has instituted the following Awards at International and National level to honour the Scholars & Social workers for their outstanding contribution every year in its National Conference:-
Gurumate National Awards
National Gallantry Award
Art- Culture National Award
The B.D.S.A. has Uptill Now Conferred 270 Dr. Ambedkar National Awards. 540 Dr. Ambedkar Distinguished Services Awards and 12000 Dr. Ambedkar Fellowship Awards and 200 other glorious different awards to the prominent scholars, writers, social workers, journalists etc. in recognition of their services in their respective fields.
The Akademi has Constituted 4 Parliaments to consider the various National Problems Regarding Religion, History, Media and politics of downtrodden society as under:
The Akademi has been patronized by the following great personalities of the country and their blessings. This plant of B.D.S.A. has grown & spread beyond The boundaries of the country to achieve the goal of human libration from thousand years long slavery and sub-human Conditions they have been Subjected.
The Main Dignatories who has patronized the Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi are
President of India H. E. Gyani Jail Singh,
President of India H. E. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma,
President of India Dr. K. R. Narayanan,
Vice- President of India H. E. Krishna Kant,
Prime Minister of India Sh. V. P. Singh,
Prime Minister of India Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpei,
Dy. Prime Minister of India Babu Jagjivan Ram
H. E. Dr. Mata Prasad, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
H. E. Dr. Suraj Bhan, Governor Of Uttar Pradesh.
H. E. Babu Parmanand, Governor of Haryana.
H. E. Dr. A Padmanaban, Governor of Mizoram.
H. E. Sh. Sushil Kumar Shinde, Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
H. E. S. Buta Singh, Governor of Bihar.
Sh. Charanjit Singh Atwal, Dy. Speaker, Loksabha.
Sh. Arjun Singh, Union Minister, Human Resources Development, Govt. of India.
Sh. Pranab Mukherji, Union Minister of Defence, Govt. of India.
Sh. Sita Ram Kesari , Union Minister of Welfare, Govt. of India.
Sh. Madhav Rao Sindhia , Railway Minister of India.
Sh. Ramvilas Paswan, Railway Minister of India.
Sh. Ramjilal Suman, Union Minister of Welfare, Govt. of India.
Sh. H. K. L. Bhagat, Union Minister for Inf. & Broadcasting, Govt. of India.
Sh. Dalbir Singh, Union Housing Minister, Govt. of India.
Mrs. Meira Kumar, Minister of Social Justice, Govt. of India.
Dr. Satya Narayan Jatia, Minister of Social Justice, Govt. of India.
Sh. Mahavir Prasad, Minister of Small Scale Village Industries, Govt. of India.
Sh. Yogendra Makwana, State Home Minister, Govt. of India.
Ch. Prem Singh, Speaker, Delhi Vidhan Sabha.
Sh. Amrish Singh Gautam, Dy. Speaker Delhi.
Sh. Yaspal Arya, Speaker, Uttaranchal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha.
Sh. Shambhu Bhau Bandekar, Dy Speaker, Goa.
Dr. Sahib Singh Verma, Chief Minister, Delhi.
Smt. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister, Delhi.
Dr. Farukh Abdulla, Chief Minister, J & K.
Mr. Prem Kumar, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh.
Sh. Budh Dev Bhattacharya, Chief Minister, West Bengal.
Sh. Sudhir Mahato, Dy C. M. (Jharkhand).
Sh. Mangat Ram Sharma, Dy Speaker, Goa.
Miss Mayawati, Chief Minister, Utter Pradesh.
Sh. Digvijya Singh, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh.
Sh. Anil Sarkar, Minister of Education, Govt. of Tripura.
Sh. Baban Rao Gholap, Minister for Social welfare, Govt. of Maharashtra.
Pt. Vidyadhar, Minister of social welfare, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh.
Sh. Ram Prasad Tamta, Minister of Social Welfare, Govt. of Uttaranchal.
Sh. Janardan Dwedi, M. P. (Rs)
Ch. Virendra Singh, M. P. (Rs)
Smt. Satya Bahan M. P. (Rs)
Smt. Jamuna Devi Barupal, M. P. (Rs)
Sh. Silviyas Condpan, M. P. (Rs)
Sh. Ramdas Athawale, M. P.
Sh. Hira Lal Parmar, Ex. M.P.
Prof. Dr. Shyam Lal, Vice Chancellor, J. N. Vyas University, Jodhpur (Reg.)
Dr. Ramesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (UP)
Dr. Agney Lal, Vice-Chancellor, Purvottar University, Faizabad (UP)
Dr. M. L. Ranga, Vice-Chancellor, Kuruksheetra University, Haryana
Dr. J. S. Sabar, Chairman, Guru Ravidas Chair, Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar (UP)
Dr. Dauji Gupla, Ex. Mayor of Lucknow (UP)
Sh. A. R. Verma, Mayor of Delhi
Sh. Subedar Suman, Ex. Mayor of Faridabad (Hry)
Sh. Ramakant Goswami, Chief Reporter- Hindustan Times
Sh. Anil Narendra, Chief Editor – Veer Arjun Daily
Sh. SatSoni, Chief Editor- Sandhya Times, New Delhi
Maharaja Sirohi Sh. Raguvir Singh Devara
Padmshree Viresh Pratap Choudhary, Advocate Surime Court. go to top
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