Wednesday, April 13, 2016

International Day of Human Dignity to be observed on April 14, birthday of Dr B R Ambedkar

International Day of Human Dignity to be observed on April 14, birthday of Dr B R Ambedkar


Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891- 06 December 1956)
Popularly known as Babasaheb,
Dear Friends,
Some people are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them and some achieve greatness. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar achieved it. Babasaheb was a great nationalist, political thinker, reformer and revolutionary and prolific writer with prodigious ideas. He stood for all scientific and social activities which enhanced the cause of human progress and happiness. His contribution in the making of the Constitution of India was phenomenal. He defiantly fought for the betterment of the oppressed classes. And in this struggle, he showed rare crusading spirit, carving out in the process an important place for himself among the prominent architects of modern India.
Ambedkar, the Cornerstone of the Constitution
DRAFTING a Constitution is by no means an easy task. It requires the highest statecraft, statesmanship, scholarship, intellectual acumen endowed with a flood of knowledge of the nation’s and world history, the working of Constitutions in the democratic, totalitarian and dictatorship governments. To Ambedkar, the Constitution was not just the basic law for the governance of the country. It was a vehicle of the nation’s progress, reflecting the best in the past traditions of the country, to cope with the needs of the present and possessing enough resilience to meet the needs of the future. At the same time, he was of the view that it must be a living organ, not for one or two generations, but for generations to come. In that perspective, the provisions of the Constitution are couched in the language of generalities with pregnant contents of significance which vary from age to age and have at the same time transcendental continuity without any hiatus.
The heart of the Constitution is the Fundamental Rights given to every citizen and the Directive Principles to the executive and legislature for governance of the country. The idea behind them is to ensure certain basic rights to the citizens so that they are not at the mercy of the shifting opinions of the legislators. The chapter on Fundamental Rights ensures the dignity of man as a human being and emphasizes the creation of a casteless, classless and homogeneous society. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru remarked: “Dr. Ambedkar had played a most important part in the framing of India’s Constitution. No one took greater trouble and care over Constitution-making than Dr. Ambedkar.” He carved a unique and impregnable pride of place and honor in the history of the free Indian nation. So long as the Indian Constitution survives, the name of Babasaheb Ambedkar will remain immortal. He lives forever in the hearts of people.
Please click below for more information                                                          Architecture of Indian Constitution
He is not hyped but underrated. Lets look at his other contributions.
  • Reserve Bank of India (Indian central banking institution) was conceptualized by the guidelines from his book "Problem of Rupee; its origin and its solutions''.Established finance commission of India.
  • To empower women at that time, presented Hindu Code Bill in parliament but it was opposed by almost every male member of parliament (including then Prime Minister Mr. Nehru and Home Minister Mr. Sardar Patel). If passed, it would have ended Sati Pratha, Dowry system in 1951 only. After the bill lapsed, he resigned. (the draft also included divorce rights to women, portions of inheritance to daughters, while giving widows complete property rights.)
  • As Labour Minister in the Viceroy’s Council, he successfully led the struggle for reduction of work from 12 hours a day to 8 hours in 1942.
  • He contributed the idea of setting up of Employment Exchanges in India.
  • He was almost single-handedly responsible for establishing the Central Technical Power Board, the National Power Grid System and the Central Water Irrigation and Navigation Commission. He played an important role in the establishment of the Damodar Valley project, Hirakud project, and Sone river project
Please click below for more information                                                          Versatile Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
One of the features of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's multidimensional character was that he had great love for books. His interest in reading was so deep that he could concentrate on reading even in crowded or very noisy places. He could read books even during having a normal discussion with his friends, family or colleagues.He was successful to put end to the sufferings of millions. He is a pure example and inspiration of hard work, dedication, commitment, love and humanity.
In true sense he is One Man Army, his war was with millions and he won every battle without a single drop of their blood.
There are many eminent personalities who have far limited work for humanity and they have got recognition from United Nations General Assembly. The very reason is awareness among respected communities.
We are due to appeal and pay our respect to this superhero since last 6 decades.

Let's proliferate, Let's unite and resonate our voice through the appeal to United Nations Assembly.

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