The Father of the Indian Constitution and the champion of Dalit rights, Dr BR Ambedkar was born today on April 14, 1891, in Madhya Pradhesh’s Mhow. The entire country celebrates this day to pay a tribute to Ambedkar’s countless contributions to making what India is today.
Ambedkar, a Mahar caste member was considered untouchable in Hinduism; he converted to Buddhism on October 14, 1956, in Nagpur along with 500,000 supporters after studying the religion for years.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an eminent social reformer, a jurist, and the minister of law and justice in the first cabinet of independent India.
Here are some famous inspirational quotes from BR Ambedkar that motivated so many people:
- “Life should be great rather than long.”
- “A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.”
- “A good man cannot be a master and a master cannot be a good man.”
- “I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”
- “If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”
- “Wise people worship books while ignorant people worship stones.”
Coming from a backward caste, BR Ambedkar’s life journey is an inspiration that tells us that even the impossible can be achieved. He fought for the rights of Dalits, made significant contributions to the drafting of the Indian constitution, promoted gender equality and so much more. Without his efforts, the voices of the unheard would be stepped on and tortured forever.
Dr BR Ambedkar made knowledge the ultimate weapon to fight for equal rights of the oppressed castes. He believed that everyone deserves equal rights when it comes to living a respectable life and education. He also ended the gruesome monopoly of Hindu Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas in education, military, trade, and social standards.
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