The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow citizens on the eve of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
In a message, the President has said, “On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all the fellow citizens.
An economist and advocate of human rights and women empowerment, Dr. Ambedkar is considered as a leading nation builder of our country. He contributed in promoting harmony and tried to eradicate the evils of caste system. A true believer in the rule of law, Dr. Ambedkar constantly worked for the rights of poor and backward classes.
We should take inspiration from the life of this great son of India. A true homage to Dr. Ambedkar would be to develop our country on the principles of ‘Social and Economic Justice’ and ‘Equality of Status and Opportunity’.”
B. R. Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, and social reformer who fought economic and social discrimination against the untouchables. He was against the concept of untouchability in Hinduism. As a results, he renounced Hinduism and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement.
B. R. Ambedkar in his speeches elaborated the idea of union of Trinity. He spoke on 25 November 1949 as his last speech to Constituent Assembly. He elaborated that there is a need to give up the grammar of anarchy and work towards social democracy. Ambedkar also warned to avoid hero-worship. Though he elaborated many decades earlier, his viewpoints of great relevance even today.