14/04/2016 – 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar
14 Apr 2016
Uttarakhand Technical University on 14th April 2016 at its University premises celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian politician and social rights activist. All the University officers Registrar, Prof. Vijay Juyal, Prof K S Vaisla, COE, Mr S P Rawat, Dy Registrar and staff employee were present on the occasion. On the occasion, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof, P.K Garg laid stress on the Constitution framed by Dr. Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. Prof. Garg, in his speech said, Ambedkar Jayanti is an important day for Indian officials and citizens.
Five inspiring facts about Dr Ambedkar were also highlighted:
- Ambedkar, along with Mahatma Gandhi, was instrumental in abolishing untouchability from the Indian society.
- Ambedkar was a professional economist. He established the Finance Commission of India.
- The Reserve Bank of India runs on guidelines and ideas formed by Ambedkar.
- Ambedkar was the first minister of Law and Justice of India from August 29, 1947 to January 24, 1950.
- Ambedkar received the Bharat Ratna posthumously after 40 years of his death.
Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar played a fundamental role in the creation of India’s constitution. As a proponent for widespread human rights in India, Ambedkar sought to eliminate India’s caste system. Dr. Ambedkar eventually became the first Law Minister of India. Dr Ambedkar was the son of an officer in the Indian Army. Despite his father’s ranked status as an officer, Ambedkar and his family belonged to the lowest caste in India. As a member of the lowest caste, Ambedkar was considered to be an untouchable. A large portion of the Indian population in the 19th and 20th centuries were Untouchables. As an untouchable, he used to face a great deal of discrimination during his childhood years. Ambedkar studied very hard while he was in school, and scored very highly in high school entrance examinations. After completing high school, he moved on to Columbia University for his graduation, and afterwards he studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he formulated many of his ideas related to social equality in India. After leaving London, Ambedkar returned to India to pursue a career.
Ambedkar pursued many ventures after completing his formal education. While Ambedkar experienced moderate success at the beginning of all of these ventures, he ultimately failed when his clients refused to work with him due to his status as an Untouchable. Dr Ambedkar therefore decided to enter the Indian political system to change the problems that plagued so many impoverished people. As a politician, Dr Ambedkar spearheaded many campaigns that aimed to protect untouchables and religious minorities throughout India.
The people of India celebrate Dr Ambedkar Jayanti to honor the life of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and the many improved social conditions that he caused.