A legal expert, an economist, a great politician, and social reformer, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on April, 14th 1891, in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, a small cantonment in the Indore district. The town was named again by “Dr. Ambedkar Nagar” in the year of 2003 By the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
He was a great leader who studied from the London School of Economics. Also, he was a pundit in 64 subjects. He knew 9 languages such as Hindi, English, Pali, Sanskrit, French, German, Marathi, Gujarati, and Persian. He was the first minister of law and justice of India from the date August 29th, 1947 to January 24th, 1950. (Source: Giet.ac.in)
He was the principal architect of India, and by whom our constitution was prepared and designed. That is why he is also known as “The Father of Indian Constitution,” even he established the Financial Commission of India and gave guidelines for the Reserve Bank of India. He devoted his life to social reforms such as on the cause of achieving respect for Dalits (lower Caste) and untouchables. He also received Bharat Ratna after 40 years of his death.
On the occasion of 129th Ambedkar Jayanti, here are some facts about him that we can relate to the current scenario:
1. He was so concerned about the nation’s development. We must also inherit this quality in us in the current hard time of the novel coronavirus. We must put all our efforts into removing this virus.
2. Ambedkar’s point on religion was so amazing. He said “Religion is for man and not man for religion” A religion that does not organize you as a human being or not allow you to enter into certain temples is not worth it. This saying is so relevant at this time. You all just knew the “Tablighi Jamaat” gathering due to this all the efforts of the government to cure us of the novel coronavirus are going to be wasted. We must take his words literally and seek some knowledge from that.
3. Ambedkar’s contribution to women’s rights is not forgettable. He took the initiative to introduce first-ever law for maternity leaves for women and even resigned as Minister for Law as a mark of protest to women (property rights). In the current scenario, we must learn women are the assets for every nation as he also said that the progress of the nation could be evaluated by the degree of progress that women of the country have achieved
4. Dr. Saab also gives various other contributions such as Equality and Democracy, on Caste, dissent, etc. We can learn all by his saying and do the needful to protect our nation and spread harmony amongst the nation.
So to conclude this, we must follow to Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who A legal expert, an economist, a great politician, and a social reformer and devoted his life to social reforms such as on the cause of achieving respect for Dalits (lower Caste) and untouchables. In the current scenario, we need to follow his saying by heart to protect our nation.