Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes On Equality

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar , also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits). He was independent India’s first law and justice minister, the major architect of the Constitution of India popularly known as Father of Indian Constituion.

Early Life

Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in the town and military cantonment of Mhow in the Central Provinces (now in Madhya Pradesh). He was born to  Ramji Maloji Sakpal, an army officer, and Bhimabai Sakpal, daughter of Laxman Murbadkar. His family was of Marathi background from the town of Ambadawe in Ratnagiri district of modern-day Maharashtra. Ambedkar was born into a poor low Mahar (dalit) caste, who were treated as untouchables and subjected to socio-economic discrimination. He described something in his writings as “No peon, No Water” which indicates that they were not allowed to drink water directly from the tap as they belong to lower caste.

Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar. It marks Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s birthday who was born on 14 April 1891. Since 2015 it has been observed as an official public holiday throughout India.Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated not just in India rather all around the world.

Ambedkar Jayanti processions are carried out by his followers at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai and Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur. It is a customary for senior national figures, such as the President, Prime Minister and leaders of major political parties, to pay homage at the statue of Ambedkar at the Parliament of India in New Delhi. It is celebrated throughout the world especially by dalits, adivasi, labour workers, women and also those who embraced Buddhism after his example. In India, large numbers of people visit local statues commemorating Ambedkar in procession with lot of fanfare. First Online Jayanti Celebration also goes to Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Ambedkar Jayanti Quotes To Celebrate Togetherness

“If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help.” 

“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”

“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”

“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”

“Life should be great rather than long”

“Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”

“Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.”

”The Duty must be performed, let the Efforts be successful or not, let the work be Appreciated or not. When a man’s Sincerity of purpose and Capacity are proved even his enemies come to respect him”

“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”

“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”

“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”

“The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual.”

“In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.”

“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.” 

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”

“The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.”

“Though I was born a Hindu, I solemnly assure you that I will not die as a Hindu.”

“Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die.”

“If I find the Constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.” 

“Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle.” 

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