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Remembering B. R. Ambedkar

Today is the 63rd death anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar. Here are the few facts about him

B. R. Ambedkar was a wizard in law making and a social reformer who worked his life for the untouchables to get equal rights.

Ambedkar’s actual name was Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and he was popularly known as Babasaheb (Respected Father) Ambedkar.

His teacher Mahadev Ambedkar, was a Brahmin, changed his surname from Ambavadekar to Ambedkar.

Ambedkar was very good in his studies and did his doctorate in Economics.

He was an ardent follower of Buddha.

Right from his childhood, Ambedkar faced discrimination as he was born in a lower caste and conducted many campaigns to create awareness .

He is known as the Father of Indian Constitution and his main aim was to give everyone equal rights to maintain the unity of the country.

Hence, he developed the reservation system to maintain uniformity.

The Constitution which he introduced took the effect on January 26th of 1950.

He was also a political leader and an economist. He was the first law minister.

The Constitution that came into effect 69 years ago, was not typed. It was handwritten in beautiful calligraphy.

It was originally written in Hindi and English and it is still preserved in Helium filled boxes in the Parliament of India.

“Religion, social status, and property are all sources of power and authority which one man has, to control the liberty of another”

B.R. Ambedkar

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