Dr B. R. Ambedkar who is popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar the chief architect of the Indian Constitution was born on 14 April i.e today in the year 1891. Today marks the 129th Birth anniversary. Remembring today on his birthday, the contribution made by him on various aspect most importantly as the father and architect of Indian constitution.
Who is B.R. Ambedkar?
Dr. Ambedkar was his parents’ 14th and last child. While his original surname was Ambawadekar, his teacher Mahadev Ambedkar gave him the surname “Ambedkar” during school.
Indians live by the principles of equality, democracy, freedom, fraternity and socialism taught by our Indian Constitution. The Constitution of India was designed and prepared by Dr BR Ambedkar, also known as the father and chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
He is also known for his work “Annihilation of Caste” which is an undelivered speech written in 1936 by Dr B. R. Ambedkar who fought against the country’s practice of untouchability. It was later self-published by the author
The birthplace of Dr. BR Ambedkar in Madhya Pradesh was Mhow, a small cantonment in The District of Indore. However, the city was renamed Dr. Ambedkar Nagar in 2003 at the initiative of the Madhya Pradesh government.
Qualification of B.R. Ambedkar
The political activist completed his studies at Columbia University and the London School of Economics.
Not just economics, but Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was a master in 64 subjects and knew nine languages. He could speak Hindi, Pali, Sanskrit, English, French, German, Marathi, Persian and Gujarati.
He has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Bodhisattva of 1956, Bharat Ratna in 1990, the first Colombian Ahead of Their Time award in 2004 and The Greatest Indian in 2012.
Interesting Facts about B R Ambedkar
While the Indian flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya, it is Dr. Ambedkar who is credited with placing the Ashok Chakra in the middle of the tricolor.
He converted to Buddhism in 1956 and began a new path of mass conversions for the Dalits and the untouchables. Dr Ambedkar is rightly recognized as the modern Buddha of his time. This title was given to him by Mahant Veer Chandramani, the great Buddhist monk who introduced Babasaheb to Buddhism.
Famous B R Ambedkar quotes
“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”― BHIM RAO AMBEDKAR
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”― BHIMRAO RAMJI AMBEDKAR
“Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realise that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic.”― B.R. AMBEDKAR, ANNIHILATION OF CASTE
“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”― BHIMRAO RAMJI AMBEDKAR
Remembering him on his 129th Birth Anniversary. We pay tribute to his contribution to the creation of the Indian Constitution.