Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar also known as Babasaheb was born on April 14, 1891 was an Indian jurist, politician, philosopher, anthropologist, economist and historian. He was the first law and justice minister of India when Prime minister was Jawaharlal Nehru. His father was an army officer.
When he was small he and his family were facing the problem of “untouchability” i.e casteism. Where ever they go they were treated differently, not like others. Bhimrao didn’t understood what was happening with his family and not just him there were many people. When he asked about why such thing’s take place then he just get the answer that it’s just what happen here. They need to pay double money buy something or for anything they want to do. You will be feel embrassing by reading this and imagining that how such people would feel, even they are humans then why they are not treated as such. Bhimrao never forgot that incident and not even anyone should. He was a scholar in the school, but even in school he was treated as “untouchables” and they assumed that he might make the food or the environment pollute. When he came to Mumbai for higher education he was treated as same. Harsh to believe that in the big city, where life was more to be modern than villages would be treating him. He wanted to do really for these dalits. He completed his matriculation from Mumbai and wanted to more but could not because of money. Maharaja Gaekwad of Baroda give scholarship to those students who deserves. So he helped him to achieve his higher study and then wanted to go abroad. Maharaja signes an agreement that after completing your study and returning back you must serve Baroda for 10 years. He signed and went to USA at Columbia University and completed MA in Economics and Sociology in just two years and then PhD in the same year. Then he went to England for studying in London School of Economics but he had to come back to India before completing his study because his agreement was going to expire with the State of Baroda.
When he came back he got the best job in Baroda Civil Service. He worked for a while but as he returned he knew that the untouchability has not yet completed. He faced it same in the office. The clerk was throwing the files on his desk and no one wanted to work with him so he left his job within 11 days of joining and came to Mumbai. He then started to open a small business of investment for dalits but it failed. Then he joined as a lecturer at Sydenham College in 1918. He worked there and even began social activity for the dalits i.e. equal rights for all people. He went to England in 1920 with the help of friends and he completed his study in Economics and also completed Barrister at Gray’s and returned India. He returned as Directorate in economics from the LSE which no one from India has achieved and he was the first person. He started to raise his voice for dalits. He wanted to give equal respect to all. Even he wanted to change the religion as Hindu have hurted him a lot so he didn’t wanted to be Hindu. So once he went to Sri Lanka for a conference and got to know about Buddhist so he followed Buddhism and brought in India. In 1935 he was made the principal of Government Law College, Bombay. During Second World War he was appointed as Labour Minister by the viceroy. After the war he was elected to the Constituent Assembly to decide about the people of India. How should elections take place? What are the rights which should be given to people? Which laws to be made? Etc. when India got independence, he was appointed as the 1st Law and Justice minister of Independent India. He was chosen as chairman of the committee by Constituent assembly. The committee was going to draft the constitution for world’s largest democracy. He completed this huge task on his own and then submitted it to the Constituent of Assembly. On November 26 1949 it was adopted in the name of people of India. On that same day he said “I appeal to the people of India that you discard the castes which has brought threat to the life of people and even created separation, jealously and hatred.
On December 6 1956 he died at his Delhi residence. His body was brought at Dadar for cemetery. Millions of people saw him at that day. So these was the end of India’s greatest son. He gave India and people of India a lot. His task led to awakening of the human right and discard the casteism. He played a vital role in forming the Indian constitution. His work and mission even continues today. We must learn something from his life and be influenced. What a person he was. I feel glad to have born in such a place where there are many great people. They gave a lot because they had a mission and vision. They fought for us not for them. Don’t be silly. Even you could do such but you just need to be influenced and inspired by. So what are you thinking of it’s not late yet. If anything going on nearby where you stay or work or with any people which is not correct than you can raise the voice and help them.
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