Governor’s message on Ambedkar Jayanti

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/13/2019 11:58:19 AM IST

Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya, on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, has issued a message where he stated that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was truly a builder of a nation and a global leader instead of just a Dalit leader. 

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on April 14 to commemorate the memory of Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, marking his birth on April 14, 1891.

In his message sent through the Raj Bhavan PRO, Acharya said that Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is called “The Architect of the Indian Constitution”. He pointed out that the constitution of India was written by a Committee headed by Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.

The Governor further added that Dr. Babasaheb, being from the Scheduled Caste, knew the pains of being discriminated against and “did a great job” in removing such social injustices.

The Governor mentioned Dr. Ambedkar’s Bahishkrit Hitakarini Sabha institution as being the first organized attempt to uplift the untouchables because he wanted to educate them for a better life. Acharya added that many public movements and marches were initiated under Dr. Ambedkar’s leadership meant to bring equality in society. 

According to the Gover, the Dalit Buddhist movement is a socio-political movement started by Dr. Ambedkar which radically interpreted Buddhism and created a new school of Buddhism called Navayana. The Navayana challenged the caste system and promoted rights of the suppressed community. 

Citing more details of Dr. Ambedkar’s life, the message stated that he was nominated as a the first Law Minister of Independent India and appointed as Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was also nominated as Industries Minister in the Nehru Cabinet. Both were not members of the Congress party and they had to resign later due to differences with Nehru.  

On the occasion, the Governor appealed to citizens, especially youth, to emulate Dr. Ambedkar’s principles and work hard to build a Nation of justice, equality, opportunity and dignity for all human beings and peace and prosperity among people. 

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