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Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021

Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021

Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021. Considered as the architect of Indian Constitution, Ambedkar Jayanti (as the title implies) is a day committed to Dr B R Ambedkar, who was a fountain of knowledge and a civil rights protestor. The day is also celebrated as ‘Bhim Jayanti’, and it is yearly followed on April 14. This year, it comes on a Wednesday.

The day overlaps with Dr Ambedkar’s birthday, who was born in the year 1891, and donated his life battling caste unjust coercion and discrimination, making the Indian society more mindful about the ills of the caste system, and efforts towards making it broader, principles of which are explained in detail in the Constitution.

Though, the day is seen not just in India but also round the globe, it is believed to be a formal public off day in the country.

Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021
Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021

Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021

The significance of this day is that the pioneer who stood up for equality his entire life, and even enforced the treatment of each Indian citizen as equivalent before the law. All through his life, he made pains to elevate the untouchables and outcasts, women and laborer’s. The predicament of Dalits in India, precisely, had a solid influence on Ambedkar through his childhood, and it is known that it was one of the causes that triggered him in the fight for their cause, and for equality.

Babasaheb Ambedkar’s initial birthday was overtly feted in 1928 in Pune, by Janardan Sadashiv Ranapisay, an ‘Ambedkarite’ and a social activist.

Dr. Ambedkar, Bhim Jayanti 2021

In 1956, Dr Ambedkar had directed a socio-political drive termed the Dalit Buddhist Movement in India, which saw the contribution of half a million participants of the community. The crusade later got transformed to ‘Navayana Buddhism’ or ‘Neo-Buddhism’, which is believed to be a re-interpretation of Buddhism.

This year (2021) inscribes his 130th birthday celebration. Similar to the previous year, this year, as well, people will be estimated to partake in the Bhim Jayanti revelries from the security of their homes.

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