Published By: Nibandh Vinod
Last Updated: December 06, 2023, 06:18 IST
BR Ambedkar is widely regarded as the primary architect of the Indian Constitution. (File pic)
Dr BR Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, wore many hats and made significant contributions to the first draft of the constitution.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is regarded as one of the most influential figures in Indian democracy. Dr. BR Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891. He was a jurist, economist, politician, and social reformer. Dr BR Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, wore many hats and made significant contributions to the first draft of the constitution. He fought tirelessly against social discrimination against untouchables and for the advancement of lower castes. In 1990, Dr. BR Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the highest civilian award – Bharat Ratna.
On December 6, 1956, Dr. BR Ambedkar died peacefully in his sleep. His work, on the other hand, piqued the curiosity of social reformers, academics, and politicians. As we observe his death anniversary today, it is important to remember BR Ambedkar’s teachings.
Inspirational Quotes By Dr BR Ambedkar
- I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality, and fraternity.
- I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
- Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die.
- Life should be great rather than long.
- So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
- Political tyranny is nothing compared to social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- Caste is not a physical object like a wall of bricks or a line of barbed wire which prevents the Hindus from co-mingling and which has, therefore, to be pulled down. Caste is a notion; it is a state of the mind.
- Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.
- Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.
- Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of society alone, but for the development of himself.
- A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be a servant of society.
- Democracy is not merely a form of government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men.