Remembering Baba Saheb Ambedkar on his Birthday

Posted by The Open Page | 14th April 2017

Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on 14 April to observe the birthday of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. He was born on the same day in 1891 to Ramji Ambadvekar and Bhimabai.
Baba Saheb greatly contributed to the nation as a jurist, philosopher, politician, anthropologist, economist and historian.
He was appointed as the first law minister of the independent India. He also contributed to drafting the Constitution of India, serving as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee from 29 August 1947 to 24 January 1950. 
Baba Saheb held a strong notion against the social divisions prevailing in the country at that time. He organised campaigns to spread words of equality and annihilate the Indian caste system.
Mass celebrations are held across the country on this day to pay homage to B. R. Ambedkar for his splendid contribution in preparing the Constitution of India. Every year a special event is organised in his honour at the Parliament of India. At the event, prominent leaders pay homage to his statue. The celebrations include activities like dance, painting, debate, dramatics, essay writing, as well as sports.

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