Bhimrao Ranji Ambedkar, popularly known as Dr B.R. Ambedkar, was an economist, educationist, politician, social reformer and the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. He was born to Bhimabai Murbadkar Sakpal and Ramji Maloji Sakpal on April 14, 1891, in Madhya Pradesh. He fought all his life against discrimination, degradation, and deprivation in Indian society. He was the one who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination of Dalits, women, and labour. He was Independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.
In 1954, from June to October, he was bed-ridden due to side-effects of medication and poor eyesight. His health worsened in 1955. On December 6, 1956, three days after completing his final manuscript ‘The Buddha and His Dhamma’, he died in his sleep at his Delhi home.
Every year on his death anniversary, also called ‘Mahaparinirvan Diwas, people pay tribute to him by offering flowers, garlands, and candles. Thousands of people from across the country throng the ‘Chaitya Bhoomi’ in Dadar to pay homage to him. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also makes elaborate arrangements, including washrooms and water, so that the people visiting Chaityabhoomi does not have to face any inconvenience. The city of Dadar echoes with the chants of ‘Jai Bhim’.
On the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Diwas, we share a few messages for the remembrance of the Father of the Indian Constitution, which you can share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts.
It’s a day to remember the person who had a great impact on our lives,
Its day to value a special person,
Who taught the world the lesson of self-confidence,
It is B R Ambedkar…The Father of the Indian Constitution!
On the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Diwas,
May we learn from him the spirit of self-confidence,
And will fight against oppression!
May the spirit of self-confidence and fight against oppression be with us on this Mahaparinirvan Day and always!
Let us remember the man who showed us the path of equality,
And who led us to the destination of brotherhood.
Here’s a look at 10 quotes by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar:
Religion and slavery are incompatible.
Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.
For a successful revolution, it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity, and importance of political and social rights.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
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.
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality, and fraternity.