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Ambedkar Jayanti

Date: 14th April

Ambedkar Jayanti is commemorated to mark the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The great leader of India drafted the Indian Constitution. Grand processions are taken out to pay tribute to this great person who battled against prejudice and became a favorite leader of people who belong to lower stratum of society and gave India its constitution.

About Bhimrao Ambedkar

Ambedkar Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, who was a great social activist and political leader. He took birth at the military Headquarters of War (MHOW) in Madhya Pradesh on 14th April 1891. The great social activist belonged to the Mahar community of Maharashtra and fought against social discrimination.

Bhimrao Ambedkar belonged to the society of untouchables and what he was facing in his daily life provoked him to made changes in society. Regardless of all the financial challenges and social hurdles, he completed his education and became the first schedule caste person to acquire higher education. He earned Doctorates in many fields from Columbia University and London School of Economics.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar became the favorite leader of backward community of India. The great leader of India participated in several political movements and fought against to eradicate the practice of social bias in the country. After Independence, Ambedkar became the first Law Minister of India and selected as the chairperson of the Drafting Committee. He drafted 90% of Indian constitution and thus truly called the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ or ‘The Chief Architect of the Indian Constitution’. He also got the highest civilian award of India, ‘Bharat Ratna’ in the year 1990.

Ambedkar Jayanti Celebrations

The birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar is celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti all across India. Meetings and huge processions are conducted in several parts of the country to mark this festival. Various communities like Dalits organize cultural festivals and meetings on this day to pay tribute to this great leader of India. Various leaders, independent organizations and political parties hold special conventions on this day. During Ambedkar Jayanti, umpteen people gather at the memorial that is situated in Mumbai to pay him tribute. In a nutshell, the birthday of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar reminds all of us that nothing is impossible if a person has the will to do something and bring about change.