Ambedkar Jayanti is an annual festival celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Indian Constitution. Celebrated on 14th April every year, Ambedkar Jayanti marks the birth of the man who brought about a revolutionary change in the Indian society and fought for the upliftment of the Dalit and the oppressed.
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1891 in a small village in Maharashtra. He was born into a family of Dalit (untouchables) and faced discrimination and social exclusion right from his childhood. Despite this, he went on to become a great scholar and a leader of the oppressed classes. He studied law, economics, political science and sociology in India and abroad and became a leader of the Dalit community in the 1920s. He was a prominent figure in the Indian independence movement and played a major role in the framing of the Indian Constitution.
Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor all across India. People from all walks of life come together to pay homage to the great leader. On this day, various events are organized in his honor such as rallies, processions, seminars, debates, and exhibitions. People also visit Ambedkar memorials and statues to pay their respects.
The main objective of celebrating Ambedkar Jayanti is to spread the message of equality and justice that Ambedkar stood for. It is also a reminder to the people of India to uphold the values of the Constitution and to strive for a society free of caste and class discrimination.
The celebration of Ambedkar Jayanti is an important part of India’s cultural heritage and serves as a reminder of the revolutionary changes brought about by Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. It is a day to remember the man who worked tirelessly to bring about a just and equitable society for all.