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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Life

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was born in a downtrodden family and worked for the upliftment of the deprived section of the society. He dedicated his entire life towards this and Dalits celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti every year with extreme dedication and heartiness. Read on to know more about Dr. Ambedkar, his struggle and achievements.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar is well known as the Father of the Indian Constitution as he was the chief architect of the constitution of India. He was appointed as the chairman of the drafting committee and was the first Law Minister of India. He also worked a lot for uplifting the position of the downtrodden in India and most of them worship him like God even today.

Dr. Ambedkar was very simple and expressed his views in a very straight way based on sound logic. He was a very well read person and gave his views and wrote books by putting together well researched facts.

Babasaheb's Childhood

Babasaheb was born on April 14, 1891 in a low caste downtrodden family. He had suffered extremely harsh treatment during his childhood, which probably became the base for his fight for the downtrodden and so termed untouchables of that era.

Since his father worked in the British army, he was provided good education in his childhood as the British government ensured that the children of the army men received good education. If this had not been the case he would have denied of even basic education because he was from a low caste family.

Despite of the behaviour of his teachers for his being an untouchable, he completed his graduation and even got a job. He was awarded scholarship and sent to America for further studies. After returning from there when he was appointed as political secretary of the Maharaja of Baroda, he was treated badly by his subordinates because he was an untouchable.

Dr. Ambedkar's works

Dr. Ambedkar worked throughout his life for elevating the downtrodden and untouchables. He had started a fortnightly that raised voices against the social problems that the untouchables had to face in Indian society of that era.

Dr. Ambedkar used to attend meetings and forcefully argued and raised the topics for the welfare of the untouchables. He had a difference of opinion with Gandhiji also and the famous Poona Pact is the result of his efforts for uplifting the downtrodden. He had strongly opposed for giving a title, 'Harijan' for untouchables but could not succeed here.

However, after the independence when he was invited to join the central government as Law Minister while he was elected as member of the Constituent Assembly from Bengal at that time. Only few months before his death, he embraced Buddhism and many of his supporters followed suit.

Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti is observed and celebrated by both government and private organizations and is considered a public holiday throughout the country. There are different activities carried out by different organizations. People take out rallies and cultural programs are also arranged in many places.

People who follow Dr.Ambedkar celebrate this day as festival of liberation and call it 'Muktiparva'. Thousands of Dr.Ambedkar's followers assemble in New Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur and elsewhere in order to pay their tribute to Babasaheb. It was only because of his efforts that social equality is considered as the fundamental rights of the people of free India.

Although Ambedkar Jayanti is a public holiday, Dr.Ambedkar's still celebrate this day with extreme vigour. They attend the gathering and meetings even when they are not paid for the travel or provided any facility for the gathering. It is simply their tribute and feelings towards their leader that they come from near and far off places to attend the meeting.

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Dr.AMBEDKAR (1891-1956)
B.A., M.A., M.Sc., D.Sc., Ph.D., L.L.D., D.Litt., Barrister-at-Law

B.A.(Bombay University) Bachelor of Arts,
MA.(Columbia university) Master Of Arts,
M.Sc.( London School of Economics) Master Of Science,
Ph.D. (Columbia University) Doctor of philosophy ,
D.Sc.( London School of Economics) Doctor of Science ,
L.L.D.(Columbia University) Doctor of Laws ,
D.Litt.( Osmania University) Doctor of Literature,
Barrister-at-Law (Gray's Inn, London) law qualification for a lawyer to practice law in royal court of England.
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Do you know about Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and his struggles? Are you aware why we celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti with so enthusiasm?
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