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BR Ambedkar

Bhirao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was the chairman of Constitution Drafting Committee and a champion of Dalit and minority rights movement in India. Ambedkar, who was an economist and social reformer, also served as the first Law Minister of Independent India. Born into a poor Mahar caste in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, he was the first untouchable to have entered Elphinstone College which was affiliated with University of Bombay. After obtaining a degree in economics and political science, Ambedkar moved to United States in 2013 to study at Columbia University in New York City. He earned doctorates in economics from Columbia University and London School of Economics. Throughout his political career and public life, Ambedkar worked for upliftment of Dalit (untouchable) community. He published the book Annihilation of Caste in 1936 which spoke against caste system and Hindu orthodox religious leaders. He also formed the Independent Labour Party in the same year and contested Bombay election to Central Legislative Assembly in 1937. He opposed the special status being granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and supported Uniform Civil Code. In 1956, he converted to Buddhism along with 500,000 Dalit followers. He was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna, India\'s highest civilian honour in 1990.


Remembering the forgotten heroes from India's freedom struggle

August 21, 2021 9:27 pm

For a deepening of democracy in the country, we need to embrace subaltern narratives of participation in India’s freedom struggle as part of the mainstream.

Cong striving towards achieving Ambedkar's path of building strong India without discrimination: Sonia

April 14, 2021 10:31 pm

Paying rich tributes to Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary, Sonia Gandhi said the Congress has always emphasised on the establishment of an egalitarian society.

Happy Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Status, Messages and Photos

April 14, 2021 4:20 pm

Happy Ambedkar Jayanti 2021 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: His life was spent fighting against inequalities, bringing social reforms and propagating progressive ideologies

BR Ambedkar: institution builder, champion of depressed classes

April 14, 2021 8:53 am

To grasp the gravity of his ideas, it is important to understand how he worked to strengthen India’s social fabric and build a just, stronger nation.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2021: Inspirational quotes, messages, thoughts by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar

April 14, 2021 10:37 am

Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti 2021 Quotes, Messages: Here are some powerful quotes by the architect of the nation, Dr B R Ambedkar

Punjab: Ahead of polls, museum, B-school, varsity chair in name of BR Ambedkar

March 09, 2021 3:05 am

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, while presenting the budget for 2021-22 Monday, announced three projects in name of Dr BR Ambedkar - a museum and a management institute in Doaba’s Kapurthala and a university chair at Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar.

BR Ambedkar's Mumbai home, Rajgruha vandalised: 35-yr-old man arrested, search on for accomplice

July 10, 2020 1:31 am

On Wednesday, police had detained a man after Bhimrao Ambedkar, Dr Ambedkar’s grandson, submitted a complaint to the Matunga police after unidentified person(s) had trespassed into the three-story residence at Hindu Colony.

B R Ambedkar laid the foundation for workers’ rights, social security in India

May 01, 2020 9:36 am

Inspired by Ambedkar, the current government has taken steps to improve the quality of life of workers. For example, the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Yojna was launched in February 2019 to ensure protection of unorganised workers in their old age.

Ambedkar Jayanti: Inspirational quotes, thoughts by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar

April 02, 2021 2:51 pm

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Jayanti 2020 Quotes, Messages: On this day, more than 11 crore people take part in Bhim Jayanti celebrations. However, things are different this time and owing to COVID-19 lockdown, gatherings have been cancelled.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2020: Importance and Significance of Bhim Jayanti

April 02, 2021 2:56 pm

Ambedkar Jayanti 2020 Date: Bhim Jayanti is observed on April 14 every year to commemorate the birth of BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution.


Bhimrao Ambedkar Death Anniversary: Inspirational Quotes, famous Thoughts of Babasaheb Ambedkar

December 06, 2019 9:00 am

Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes: On the occasion of his 63rd death anniversary, we take a look at his most inspiring quotes.

Constitution Day 2019: Inspirational Quotes by Dr BR Ambedkar

November 26, 2019 11:22 am

Constitution Day 2019 Quotes: Also known as Samvidhan Divas, the day is commemorated to remember that the constitution of the country provides the fundamental rights and duties and to uphold them as a responsible citizen of the country. On India's 70th Constitution Day, here is a look at Ambedkar's powerful and thought-provoking quotes.

BR Ambedkar death anniversary: 10 of his most inspiring quotes

December 06, 2017 5:01 pm

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as BR Ambedkar donned several hats. He was a jurist, economist, a politician and a social reformer. He also worked immensely for the upliftment of the lower caste and played an instrumental role in drafting the constitution. On his death anniversary, we take a look at his most inspiring quotes.