B R Ambedkar 124th birth anniversary: 5 stories you should read today

On B R Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, here is a compilation of five best stories of the day.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, 2015 6:23 pm
A fruitful understanding of Ambedkar and Nehru may be the need of the hour. A fruitful understanding of Ambedkar and Nehru may be the need of the hour.

On B R Ambedkar’s 124th birth anniversary, here is a compilation of five best stories of the day from The Indian Express. [click on headline to read] 

Opinion: B R Ambedkar for our time

“A fruitful understanding of Ambedkar and Nehru may be the need of the hour. In the light of the recent controversies over secularism, socialism and democracy, the commonalities between Ambedkar and Nehru must be brought into focus.”

At his alma mater, B R Ambedkar’s name finds no place in list of ‘illustrious’ alumni

“Elphinstone college at Fort, of which Ambedkar was an alumnus, somehow misses his name in the list of ‘illustrious Elphinstonians’ on a plaque of alumni between 1856-1956. Besides a flex banner announcing his birth anniversary — a new addition, according to the watchmen — the college has no visible memory of Ambedkar ever having been there.”

Congress never did B R Ambedkar justice, why recall him now, asks his grandson

“Why did the Congress forget to celebrate Ambedkar’s 100th anniversary? Today, the Congress is battling for survival. Their affection for Ambedkar is to regain the support of Dalits and consolidate their vote-bank. But people are no longer going to be fooled by such gimmicks.”

Congress puts off mega event on Ambedkar Jayanti

“Congress wanted to launch the celebrations in a big way, but Rahul’s unavailability forced it to redraw the schedule. Sources said the Congress vice-president was expected to return on Monday, but it now appears that he may return on Wednesday.”

Google tributes doodle to B R Ambedkar for 125th birth anniversary

“The doodle which shows an image of Babasaheb is a tribute to the Father of the Indian constitution who was a front face in the Indian freedom movement and an ardent social reformer who stood for Dalit rights and women’s empowerment.”

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