14 April 2011

Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14th is the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution. Dr. Bhimarao Ramji Ambedkar is also known as Babasaheb. Indians observe his birthday as Ambedkar Jayanti to commemorate his contribution to the Indian Society.

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He was born on April 14, 1891 at MHOW (Military Headquarter of War) in Madhya Pradesh. He was the architect of Indian Constitution and is also known as the “Father of Indian Constitution”.


He had dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the deprived section of the society. Hence many Indians and even people from other countries revere him as a great social reformer. He also played a significant role in India’s freedom struggle.

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Dr. Ambedkar spent his life fighting against the system of untouchability and the caste system. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the chairman of the drafting committee that was constituted by the Constituent Assembly to draft a constitution for the independent India; he was also the first Law Minister of India. He was honored with Bharat Ratna in 1990, India's highest civilian award. The day 14th April is celebrated all over the country as his birthday (Jayanti) and it is also a public holiday.

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