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Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14: Read about his childhood struggles, movements under him and quotes

Ambedkar Jayanti: Know more on Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar whose 131st birth anniversary is being celebrated on April 14

Architect of the biggest Constitution of the world, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 131st birth anniversary will be observed on April 14, 2022. 

Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti, also known as Bhim Jayanti, is a day fully dedicated to civil rights activist Dr Ambedkar.

Ambedkar’s first birthday was publicly celebrated in 1928 in Pune, by Janardan Sadashiv, an ‘Ambedkarite’ (follower of Ambedkar) and later, the day is observed not just in India but also around the world and  considered as official public holiday in the country.

Brief intro 

Born in the year 1891 in a Dalit Mahar family of western India, Ambedkar was a boy humiliated by his high-caste schoolfellows. 

Since then,, he dedicated his whole life fighting for civil rights. His firm determination to make Indian Society better about the evils of the caste system made him architect of the Indian Constitution. Professionally, he was an Economist and he was the first minister of law and justice of India from August 1947 to January 1950. 

He stood for equality and made efforts to empower women and labourers.

The plight of Dalits had a strong impact on Bhimrao since his childhood, and it is said that it was one of the reasons that drew him in the fight for their cause, and for equality. 

He died in 1950 but after 34 years of his death, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna Award, which is the highest civilian award in India.  

Movements started by Dr Ambedkar 

The Neo Buddhist Movement for Dalits is a religious as well as socio political movement started by Ambedkar.

Mahad Satyagraha was led by him in 1927 to allow untouchables to use water in public tank. 

Inspiring quotations to boost motivation by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar 

1. Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.

2. Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.

3. A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.

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