Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar, Indian polymath and civil rights activist. It marks Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birthday who was born on 14 April 1891. Since 2015 it has been observed as an official public holiday throughout India.Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated not just in India but all around the world.Ambedkar struggled for equality throughout his life, hence his birthday is celebrated as ‘Equality Day’ in India, and the demand to declare this day as “International Equality Day” goes to the United Nations.
We are Indians, firstly and lastly.
“They cannot make history who forget history”.
“Be Educated, Be Organised and Be Agitated”
“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity”
“Life should be great rather than long”.
“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”.
“If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help”.
“We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle”
“The history of India is nothing but a history of a mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahminism”.
“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”
“Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”
However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a Constitution may be, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good.
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 the society alone, but for the development of his self.