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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

14th April is celebrated as Dr. Babasaheb Ambekar Jayanti every year. Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated throughout India as Dr. Ambedkar was born on this day. Various programmes are organised in India on this occasion and Indians celebrate this day with great pomp and joy. On this occasion, read on about Dr. Babasaheb Ambekar's life and contribution to Indian society.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on April 14. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution, was born on that day and is popularly known as Babasaheb. He was an untouchable and has contributed a lot to the Indian society and people celebrate his birthday to observe his contribution.

Life and Contribution to Society

Read on to know more about Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Life and contribution to society.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Birth

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born in Military Headquarters of War and in a dalit family. He had to struggle a lot in his life to reach the heights he achieved and he dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the deprived and underprivileged sections of society. He was a great social reformer and most of the people of downtrodden areas consider him their God as well.

Dr. Ambedkar was born at that time of India when people of his caste were not even allowed to hear the scriptures. It was only his sheer determination that he was able to study and move forward to educate himself and achieve a college degree. He had doctorate degrees in law, economics and political science.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Education

Dr. Ambedkar was the first untouchable of India to pursue a college degree. He was born at that time in India when Indians did not pay much value to education. On the contrary, Bhimrao wanted to gain as much knowledge as possible in his life. He used to invest a lot in books and had a huge library of which he had read all the books. He was extremely organised and could give you the exact location of a particular book in his collection.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's Struggle for Untouchables and Freedom

Since Babasaheb had experienced the life of the untouchables, and had gone through the hardships in his life, he devoted his life to work for the betterment of the people who were considered as dalits or untouchables in India.

Dr. Ambedkar was a very knowledgeable person and he joined the freedom struggle of India and politics later. He founded the 'Independent labour party' of India and published many books that were for the upliftment of the untouchables in India. Babasaheb was deadly against the caste system that was prevailing in India.

After independence, Dr. Ambedkar was invited and became the first law minister. However, in 1945 he was appointed as Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee. He was also honoured by the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.

Celebration of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14 is announced as public holiday and people celebrate Dr. Ambedkar jayanti by remembering him and his deeds. Huge processions are taken out and meals for dalits are organised at different places on a large scale. His statues are decorated and garlanded on that day. Political leaders talk about achievements and contribution of Dr. Ambedkar on this occasion. Prayers and meetings are organised at different places as well.

The most remarkable thing about Ambedkar Jayanti is that it is celebrated and observed both by government and private organizations. Dr. Ambedkar was a writer, philosopher, thinker, historian, editor and Buddhist activist. His ideologies and philosophies influence many people even today. He has inspired plenty of people from underprivileged society to move forward and achieve their dream and live lives of dignity and equality. He proved to all that if a person has determination and caliber, he can rise to the pinnacle of glory with self determination.

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Manthan.4 years ago
He has done the greatest contribution to Indian society.
Riya.4 years ago
He has done the most valuable contribution to Indian society, upliftment of downthroden and creation of constitution.
Dhwani.4 years ago
No one has done such a great work as compared to Dr.BR Ambedkar my salute to him.
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baba bhim rao ambedkar not only helped in the upliftment of the untouchables but was also the chairman of the drafting committee that prepared the constitution of the free India....
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Shirish Shirish
On 14th April the great man was born. Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar is the greatest leader who did so much for downtrodden that 1000s of generations will be thankful for the deeds of this great human being. W...
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Pratik Pratik
I agree to Shirish. Dr. Ambedkar was the great leader. He gave new life to billions of people. Therefore 14th April is celebrated with great pomp and joy. People love and respect him so much. Yes we a...
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