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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day is an annual event in India celebrated on 14th April in memory of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The importance of this day is that Babasaheb Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1891. Since 2015 it has been celebrated as an official public holiday all over India by the Indian government. He was a politician, economist, Indian jurist and social reformer who fought for the downtrodden section of society and campaigned against social discrimination be it any form. His most important work is that he is considered the founding father of our constitution.

The two most important places where masses gather on this day to pay tribute to him are Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai and Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur. It is a tradition that essential leaders of the nation pay tribute to him in their own different ways. In different parts of India, many peoples visit local statues to pay tribute to their beloved leader. This day has great significance as it reminds all the Indian citizens of the contributions made by of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to fight for the equal rights of marginalized sections of society. He was a visionary who was the main architect in drafting the Indian Constitution.

Do you know who was the country’s first Law and Justice minister?

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the first Law and Justice Minister.

It has become a custom to pay homage to the statue of Babasaheb’s Ambedkar at the Parliament of India in New Delhi. In the year 1990, he was rewarded with the Bharat Ratna award. He was one of the most qualified persons in the constituent assembly of India. He achieves degrees from University of Mumbai (BA), Columbia University (MA, PhD, LL.D.), London School of Economics (MSc, DSC), Gray’s Inn (Barrister-at-Law)

Contribution for India

B.R. Ambedkar was a multi-talented individual. He was a politician, a lawyer, an economist, a social reformer and most importantly a true leader for the very oppressed. Ambedkar was also a key force behind every movement which was organized to fight discrimination and injustice. His sole motto in life was to eradicate the myriad inequalities that were prevalent in society. At that time when the concept of equality was almost non-existent that time he stood for justice for every oppressed person. Ambedkar’s knowledge and wisdom make India’s constitution one of the longest and most well-written constitutions of the world.


Written by: Mohd. Talib Khan
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