Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Greatest Indian after independence: BR Ambedkar - 2012 CNN IBN Poll

Ambedkar is definitely is the greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi in the 20th Century. No doubt the RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar is there for his achievement of establishing RSS, whose support has made BJP the ruling party that won power in four elections. After Congress, BJP is the biggest and the successful political party of India.  But Ambedkar symbolizes the fight of an oppressed man. The rise of an oppressed man. Ambedkar worked his way up through normal life of a boy who studied as per the direction of his teachers. He went to do his doctorate in economics. His rise to that level from his downtrodden birth and family is itself an achievement. Then, social consciousness captured him. He became a leader of his community and delivered his community from the oppressive social system of the day. He studied law in to support the cause he has taken up. He used to write the constitution of India. He is given lot of credit for writing the constitution with his own hands.

14 April is his birthday. Every time one feel social injustice in the country, one has to remember Ambedkar. You can reverse social injustice. You can use nonviolent methods in the footsteps of Gandhi and Ambedkar, You can mobilize public opinion and make Kings and Dictators tremble before you. Don't obey an unjust order and command.  Be ready to die. If you a true Hindu and believe in God, in Soul and Rebirth, lose your life for Dharma. There is nothing to lose. Your soul is eternal. Build a better society by losing this temporary body. A great act inspires generations. A great act by you in this life helps your soul also in many births.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) is popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. He came up in life against great odds and handicaps.  He campaigned successfully against social discrimination against Untouchables (Harijans (Gandhi), Scheduled castes in constitutions,  Dalits), women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.



BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution, is the overwhelming choice.

Dr. Ambedkar and Social Justice
M. G. Chitkara
APH Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - 259 pages
On the life and social thought of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, 1892-1956, Indian statesman and some previously published articles.

Updated  14 April 2014
Posted 1 August 2013

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