Former ABVP activist Milind Kamble honored with ‘Padmashree’.

published on January 31, 2013
The Government of India has honored Milind Kamble, a prominent face in the Dalit movement of India with most coveted ‘Padmashree” award this year.
Milind Kamble, who served Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) as a full time activist for three years is credited with starting his own business in construction engineering leading by example. He became instrumental in trapping the chief engineer of irrigation department for graft.
Milind has prepared the biggest ever web site on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and later earned name and fame as member of the education committee of Pune Municipal Corporation.
His significant contribution was establishment of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICCI) and thereby giving a new dimension to the Dalit movement in India. “We will not beg for jobs henceforth but will give jobs to job seekers” was his new mantra that generated a new confidence amongst the Dalit community. Now DICCI has its chapters in almost all the states of India and the Government of India has granted recognition to DICCI as official chamber. The Finance Minister had invited DICCI and MIlindx Kamble for pre-budget discussions. What is most special about Milind is that even after scaling such heights in so short a span of life, he is firmly rooted to his mooring.
His better half Seema is a teacher in Ramanbag Prashala, Pune (Maharashtra) and their daughter Maitreyee studies in 8th standard in Ahalyadevi Prashala. 

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