Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on the 14th of April every year. B. R. Ambedkar is popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar. He was a social activist, politician and economist. B. R. Ambedkar is also known as the father of the Indian constitution as he made a big contribution to laying the foundation of the Indian constitution. This day is also celebrated as Equality Day in India. Babasaheb Ambedkar had always fought for the equality of lower caste, untouchables and women. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated all over the world. There is a national holiday on this day. He had done a lot for the people of India. He had motivated people for better education and community health. His quotes inspire all of us to live in a better society and better life, and always fight for our rights.
Ambedkar Jayanti is a public holiday observed to commemorate the birth of Dalit leader Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and the birth of the Constitution of India. The celebration is held on 14 April and marks the culmination of 14 April, which is observed as the Day of Accomplishment of the Constitution. On this day, the Constitution was adopted and was given into force, on 26 January 1950. At the same time, in a unanimous decision, the Constituent Assembly resolved that “On the eve of the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar the State shall hoist the national flag at half-mast for one day and that the law enforcing authorities of the State shall hoist the national flag at half-mast throughout the day in honour of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.”
The birthdays of Ambedkar were observed as public holidays in some states of India and some states of the former republic of India (1947 to 1972) such as Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa, Kerala, and Meghalaya, with the celebration being known as “Shuddhi”. In India and around the world, “Ambedkar Jayanti” is also known as Ambedkar Jayanti, Bhim Jayanti, Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti or Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanti.
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Dr B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti Celebrations
The Constitution of India, which Ambedkar played a key role in drafting and the document which came to be known as the first modern written constitution of a nation, was formally adopted on 26 January 1950.
The date of the celebration of this birthday is 14 April.
In many places and states of India, especially in Maharashtra and India, the event is celebrated in a grand manner where thousands of citizens gather to celebrate and hoist the flag. On this day, the Constitution of India is formally adopted and the law-enforcing authorities hoist the national flag at half-mast throughout the day. A cultural programme is held at various venues around the country.
In some places, like Nagpur, Bhopal and Chandigarh, the function is organised by a local unit of the Shiv Sena, the ruling party in the State of Maharashtra.
In many places, including Gujarat, Orissa, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, the President of India, the Vice President, Governors of the states, Chief Ministers of the states, State Secretaries of the Departments concerned, judges, senior civil servants and other leaders of importance are expected to attend the function and have the “Constitution hoisted”. On occasions when the President and the Prime Minister are also in attendance, they also hoist the Constitution at half-mast.