Name: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Date of Birth: Tuesday, April 14, 1891
Time of Birth: 05:26:23
Place of Birth: Mhow (now Madhya Pradesh, India)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Died: 6 December 1956 (aged 65)
Birth anniversary 2023: 132nd
Awards: Bharat Ratna
“Life should be great rather than long” (His famous quote)
—- By Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
The above famous quote completely defines the life of an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer, and political leader Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar who is popularly known as the father of the Indian Constitution. Because he widely played a major role in drafting the Constitution of India. He completely led his life living for the upliftment of laborers, women, and the untouchables hence referred to as the Dalit icon. In the same view, every year Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to honor his wide contribution to championing equal rights for Dalits and the underprivileged.
When is Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated?
In honor of Dr. BR Ambedkar's birthday, Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti is observed annually on April 14. Since 2015, the day has been observed as a national holiday throughout the nation. The Bhimrao Jayanti falls on Friday this year. His 132nd birthday is being celebrated this year as usual to honor his marvelous contribution to framing Indian society.
Why is Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated?
The citizens of India celebrate this day with great zeal and enthusiasm to remember and honor the efforts, and contributions of Dr. BR Ambedkar in the upliftment of the Dalit community. He also gave India its constitution as he was responsible for framing the Indian Constitution. He was the main person. He fought and raised his voice to protect the interests of the lower-class people and was one of the leading social reformers of India.
In 1923, he founded the Bahishkrit Hitkarini Sabha to improve the financial condition of low-income people and to spread awareness for education. He also started a social movement against the evil practice of casteism happening in the country. Many movements were done by Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar like the anti-caste movement, Dalit Buddhist movement, temple entry movement, etc.
How is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated?
➡ On the day of Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, followers take out processions in some specific areas of Mumbai.
➡ The President, the Prime Minister of the country, the followers, and the general public pay homage to Ambedkar's statue.
➡ Social causes are addressed in many places, institutes, schools, various seminars, and colleges.
➡ In Varanasi, this day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and many quizzes, sports, educational and cultural activities take place on this special day.
➡ At Baba Mahashamshan Nath Temple, the festivities continue for a period of three days.
Some important contributions of Dr. BR Ambedkar
There are many important and notable contributions of Dr. BR Ambedkar such as:
➡ He stood against the evil practice of casteism and fought to protect the rights of the people of the downtrodden communities by organizing many campaigns, programs, and movements.
➡ In the year 1947, when the nation attained its independence, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was deputed as the first Law Minister of India as well as the chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee of India.
➡ He framed the Indian Constitution which was adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 26 November 1949.
➡ He also played a major role in setting up the foundation of the Central Bank of India.
➡ Being a great economist, he wrote three famous books, including—
1. The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India.
2. The Rupee Problem: Its Origin and Its Solution
3. The Administration and Finance of the East India Company.
➡ He also worked hard to spread the importance and necessity of education and health.
➡ The name of the Dalit Buddhist movement was also inspired by Dr. BR Ambedkar.
The cause of Ambedkar's Death
Ambedkar has had diabetes since 1948. He was bedridden from June through October of 1954 as a result of eye problems and the adverse effects of medication. In 1955, his health deteriorated. On December 6, 1956, at his Delhi residence, Ambedkar passed three days after finishing his final work, The Buddha and His Dhamma.
Thus, the purpose of this day is to commemorate Dr. Ambedkar's legacy and his contributions to social justice and equality in India. Thus, Ambedkar Jayanti is regarded as the world’s biggest Jayanti also his birthday is observed as 'Equality Day' by some Indians.
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