December 6 is observed every year all over India as Mahaparinirvan Din, the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was an economist, politician and social reformer and was considered as ‘The Father of the Indian Constitution’.
He was known for his campaigns against social discrimination against Dalits, women, and labor. Three days before his death he completed his manuscript – The Buddha and his Dhamma.
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, in the military cantonment of Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. Popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar or BR Ambedkar, he was the architect of the Constitution of India and was India’s first Minister of Law and Justice.
He was a Dalit and spent his life fighting against social discrimination in India.
It is no wonder that everyone calls him ‘Babasaheb’, out of love and admiration. Bhimrao Ambedkar was the lion-hearted man who fought for equality, justice and humanity. Let’s pay homage to Dr Ambedkar and spread his ideas.
Dr. Ambedkar was a creative student, obtained doctorates in economics from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics.
In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, was awarded to Dr. Ambedkar.
As a scholar, Baba Saheb Ambedkar wrote several books on caste, economics, sociology, law, history and politics. As a mass leader, he led social, political and labor movements, and founded political parties and colleges.
Here are his some quotes that teach us the real meaning of education, freedom and patriotism.
- Life should be great rather than long.
- Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering.
- I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
- Religion and slavery are incompatible.