Ambedkar Legacy Forest
A forest standing for justice
Ambedkar Forest will be planted on the grounds of Dr. Ambedkar College of Law, a project designed to embody the values and legacy of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar - the Father of the Indian Constitution - who fought for equality and social justice. Opened in 1968, the law school has spearheaded legal education in Aurangabad for over fifty years.
The land is currently degraded forest and will be transformed into a safe haven in which biodiversity can flourish. In amongst the forest, paths and seating areas will offer students a place to socialise, relax and soak up the benefits of nature.
The forest will also be accessible to the local community in Aurangabad, thereby manifesting Dr Ambedkar’s values into the physical environment of the area. Just as Dr Ambedkar’s work as a reformer had a profound effect on modern India, it is hoped that Ambedkar Forest will also set an example for future environmental restoration across the country.
Forest Maker EcoSattva
“We have an extensive campus…which is in the heart of the city. Therefore we are able to plant and protect trees on our campus. It is also a need of this region which has very low average rainfall and green cover. As we have N.S.S. Unit which is actively involved in community service, we are able to easily involve students and the local community in this project. We are glad the Miyawaki Method is being used in the creation of our forest. I express my deep sense of gratitude to SUGi and Ecosattva for supporting us.”
— Mr. Promod Herode, Principal, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Law College, Aurangabad
Forest Report: Planting
With the opening of Dr. Ambedkar College of Law in 1968, the People’s Education Society of Mumbai has fulfilled the long cherished desire of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Dr. Ambedkar, Father of Indian Constitution, was a man of great vision, who fought for a social reconstruction on the basis of equality, social and economic justice, and above all, the establishment of a classless society. He was convinced that education in general and legal education in particular would create a strong sense of rights and dignity in individual human beings.