Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh paid tributes on the occasion of the death anniversary of Constituent Baba Saheb Ambedkar in Parliament on Friday.
Today is the 63rd death anniversary of social reformer Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the creator of the Indian Constitution. Baba Saheb Ambedkar breathed his last on December 6, 1956. Today is celebrated as ‘Parinirvan Divas’. Ambedkar struggled throughout his life to bring equality to the Dalit class. He continued to advocate such a separate political identity for the Dalit community. Many programs are organized in the country in memory of Dr. Ambedkar. All political parties including BSP to Congress, BJP celebrate as Parinirvan Divas.
Dr. Ambedkar made a lot of agitations for the elimination of social touching and untouchability. He devoted his entire life to the upliftment of the poor, Dalits and backward sections of society. Ambedkar himself has faced the untouchability, discrimination and casteism that made Indian society hollow.
Dr. Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in the small village of Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. His family was Marathi and originally hailed from Ambadwe village in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. His father’s name was Ramji Maloji Sakpal and mother’s name was Bhimabai. He was the fourteenth child of his parents. Baba Saheb was born in the Mahar caste, which was considered untouchable and lower caste. Due to their caste, they faced social change. Despite being talented, he faced many difficulties in school due to untouchability. Despite this, he did not give up.