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Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti

Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti is a celebration annually on 14th April to commemorate the birth date of B. R. Ambedkar.

Bhimrao Ambedkar Biography

  • Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Mhow in the Central Provinces of Madhya Pradesh, 14th and last child of Ramji Maloji Sakpal and Bhimabai Sakpal.
  • Ambedkar’s father, Ramji Maloji Sakpal , an army officer with rank of Subedar.
  • Besides, Ambedkar ‘s family, Marathi background family from the town of Ambawade (Mandangad taluka) in Ratnagiri district of modern-day Maharashtra. 

Bhimrao Ambedkar Education

  •  Ambedkar, a very prolific student, in the year 1907, he passed his matriculation examination.
  • In 1908 Ambedkar entered Elphinstone College, affiliated to the University of Bombay.
  • During the year 1912, Ambedkar obtained his degree in economics and political science from Bombay University.
  • Meanwhile, Dr.B.R Ambedkar worked as an Indian jurist, economist, politician, as well as social reformer.
  • Ambedkar was an inspiration to the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables.
  • Furthermore, B.R Ambedkar was independent India’s first law and justice minister, the major architect of the Constitution of India.
  • Moreover, Ambedkar had doctorates in economics from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics.

Awards of Dr BR Ambedkar

  • In the year 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, was posthumously conferred upon Ambedkar. 
  • In the same year, Ambedkar Life-Size Portrait was unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament.
  • Besides, Ambedkar’s legacy includes numerous memorials and depictions in popular culture.
  • Dr.Ambedkar had a great involvement in campaigning and negotiations for India’s independence, publishing journals, advocating political rights and social freedom for Dalits, and contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India.

Interesting Facts About Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

  • Importantly, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was the first Indian to get a Doctorate (PhD) degree in Economics from abroad.
  • Dr Ambedkar is the only Indian whose statue is attached to Karl Marx in the London Museum.
  • The credit of giving place to “Ashok Chakra” in the Indian Tricolour also goes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
  • The book “Waiting for a visa” written by Dr Babasaheb is a textbook at Columbia University. Columbia University made a list of world’s top 100 scholars in 2004 and the first name in that list was Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.
  • In the London School of Economics, Babasaheb completed 8 years of studies in just 2 years 3 months. For this, he studied 21 hours a day.
  • Babasaheb is the first and only person in the world to receive a valuable doctorate named “Doctor All Science” from the London School of Economics. Many intelligent students have tried for it, but they have not been successful until now.

Ambedkar Jayanti Celebrations 

  • Ambedkar Jayanti processions are carried out by his followers at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai and Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur.
  • Besides, the President, Prime Minister and leaders of major political parties pay homage at the statue of Ambedkar at the Parliament of India in New Delhi. 
  • Further, In India, large numbers of people visit local statues commemorating Ambedkar in procession with a lot of fanfare.
Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti
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