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Karuna Trust promotes 'Ambedkar Day' on 14 October

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Two weeks today, on October 14th, is the anniversary of the mass conversions in India when in 1956 Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with over 400,000 of his followers - perhaps the greatest mass conversion the world has ever seen. Every year on this day in Nagpur up to a million people gather: it’s a remarkable occasion as the photograph opposite amply demonstrates.





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AMBEDKAR AND COURTS OF LAW

Ambedkar is the Father of the Constitution of India.  Constitutions are the Primary Law of the Countries.  That is so in any Nation.  Constitution is the foundation on which every Institution and all Laws, the New Ones must spring, and all other Institutions and Laws – the old and existing ones must be in conformity with, to survive exist and be applicable and enforceable.

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Dr. Ambedkar's Dhamma - Revolution

Twists and turns of Indian history came to a significant pass when India achieved her freedom but her crowning glory came in the form of her constitution, a legal document which guaranteed equality before law, in spite of creed or caste or religion of a person. This was, in fact, a dream of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, whose mission was directed to this end, the fulfillment of which is, of course, is the constitution of India which he drafted and saw pass through.

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Ambedkar, The Nation-builder

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar  was born in  very lowest caste of Hindu society who are known as the dalits or untouchables. In 1908, Ambedkar passed the Matriculation exam from Bombay University. After graduating from Elfinstone College, Bombay in 1912, he joined Columbia University where he was awarded Ph.D for a thesis which he published in book form as “The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India”.

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Architect of India's constitution

al048Upon India's independence on August 15, 1947, the new Congress-led government invited Ambedkar to serve as the nation's first law minister, which he accepted. On August 29, Ambedkar was appointed chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, charged by the Assembly to write free India's new Constitution. Ambedkar won great praise from his colleagues and contemporary observers for his drafting work.


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Political career of Dr B.R.Ambedkar

In 1935, Ambedkar was appointed principal of the Government Law College, a position he held for two years. Settling in Mumbai, Ambedkar oversaw the construction of a large house, and stocked his personal library with more than 50,000 books. His wife Ramabai died after a long illness in the same year. It had been her long-standing wish to go on a pilgrimage to Pandharpur, but Ambedkar had refused to let her go, telling her that he would create a new Pandharpur for her instead of Hinduism's Pandharpur which treated them as untouchables.

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Criticism and legacy

Ambedkar's legacy as a socio-political reformer, had a deep effect on modern India. In post-Independence India his socio-political thought has acquired respect across the political spectrum. His initiatives have influenced various spheres of life and transformed the way India today looks at socio-economic policies, education and affirmative action through socio-economic and legal incentives.

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