In Pics: Preparations for Mahaparinirvan Diwas at Shivaji Park in Dadar

Hundreds of followers of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also called Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar have reached Shivaji Park in Mumbai's Dadar area to mark the day on December 6. Pics/Pradeep Dhivar

Updated On: 2023-12-05 03:48 PM IST

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Hundreds of followers of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also called Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar have reached Shivaji Park in Mumbai's Dadar

Hundreds of followers of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also called Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar have reached Shivaji Park in Mumbai's Dadar to mark Mahaparinirvan Diwas

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, affectionately known as Babasaheb, was born on April 14, 1891, in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. His life's work was dedicated to the pursuit of justice, equality, and the upliftment of the oppressed sections of society. Mahaparinirvan Diwas marks the day when Dr. Ambedkar passed away in 1956, leaving behind a profound impact on the socio-political landscape of India

Dr. Ambedkar played a pivotal role in drafting the Constitution of India. His vision and foresight shaped the foundational document that lays down the principles of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity.

Babasaheb tirelessly fought against caste-based discrimination, untouchability, and social inequalities. He advocated for the rights of the Dalits (formerly known as untouchables) and worked towards creating a society where every individual could live with dignity.

Recognizing the transformative power of education, Dr. Ambedkar emphasized its importance in breaking the shackles of caste-based oppression. He himself was a highly educated scholar, holding multiple degrees, including a doctorate from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Ambedkar's life is a saga of resilience and determination. He inspired millions to rise above their circumstances and fight for their rights. His efforts led to the empowerment of Dalits, ensuring their political representation and social recognition.

On Mahaparinirvan Diwas, people across the nation pay homage to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar by organizing events, discussions, and cultural programs. Political leaders, social activists, and citizens gather at his memorial in Mumbai, Chaitya Bhoomi, to pay their respects

Schools and educational institutions often conduct special assemblies to educate students about the life and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar. Discussions on social issues, equality, and justice are held to promote his ideals.

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