shot-button
Subscription Subscription
Home > News > India News > Article > Ambedkar Jayanti 2023 All you need to know about this day

Ambedkar Jayanti 2023: All you need to know about this day

Updated on: 13 April,2023 02:48 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Born on 14 April 1891, Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits) and supported the rights of women and workers

Ambedkar Jayanti 2023: All you need to know about this day

Dr BR Ambedkar statue. File Pic

Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on April 14 every year on account of the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. The world knows Dr BR Ambedkar as the man behind the making of the Constitution of India


Here's all you need to know about the iconic figure and this day:


Who was Dr BR Ambedkar?


Born on 14 April 1891, Babasaheb Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables (Dalits) and supported the rights of women and workers. He died on December 6, 1956. He is also known as the father of the Indian constitution. In 1990, Ambedkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.

He was born as the 14th and last child to Ramji Maloji Sakpal, in a Mahar (Dalit) family. Throughout his growing years, Dr Ambedkar had to deal with atrocities faced by the Dalits. 

Also Read: Ambedkar Jayanti 2023: Five unknown facts about Dr BR Ambedkar

He was a graduate in Economics and Political Science. He entered the Baroda State Government with his first job. At the age of 22, he won a scholarship at Columbia University.

BR Ambedkar fought for Dalit rights throughout his life. In 1932, he was instrumental in signing the Poona Pact, which allowed the representation of Dalits in legislatures.

Significance of Ambedkar Jayanti:

Dr Ambedkar is known as the Father of the Indian constitution. He promoted the notion of equality in society. On this day, citizens pay tributes to Ambedkar, processions are carried out by his followers at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai and Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur. 

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK