The Architect Of Indian Constitution - Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar is also called as the architect of Indian Constitution, throughout his life he was the victim of discrimination & enequality, but he confronted it all with his education- Here is

Today is 14th April, The birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, The man who is often referred as the architect of The Indian Constitution, The First law minister of India, The man who fought for the rights of crores of other indians and not just himself. Today on this memorable day of Ambedkar Jayanti, Let us take you back to the life of Baba Saheb Ambedkar. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Baba Saheb Ambedkar, was born on 14 April 1891, at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, India. His father was Ramji Sakpal, who was an army officer in the British India army. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar was the fourteenth son of his father. Bhimabai Sakpal was his mother. His family was of Marathi background from the town of Ambadawe in Maharashtra. Dr. B. R.Ambedtkar was born as a Dalit and he was treated as an untouchable. He was subjected to regular social and economic discrimination. 


Although Ambedkar attended school, he and other Dalit students were treated as untouchables. They were separated from another group of students from other castes and were not given attention by the teachers. They were even not allowed to sit with other students for their own drinking water. He used to drink water with the help of the peon as he and other Dalit students were not allowed to touch anything. His father retired in 1894. The family then shifted to Satara and his mother passed away 2 years later. Of all his brothers and sisters, Ambedkar was the only one who passed his examination and went to high school. Later in high school, during the time when education was only considered for people from higher castes  his school teacher changed his surname from Ambadawekar, which was given by his father to Ambedkar in records.


This shows the level of discrimination that was done on Dalits. In 1897, Ambedkar became the only untouchable to get enrolled at the Elphinstone High School. In 1906, Ambedkar, who was 15 years old, married a 9 years old named Ramabai. In between 1912-1917, he obtained his degree in political science and economics. Later moved to the United States with scholarship, After that he majored in Economics, Sociology, History, Philosophy, and Anthropology and by the end of 1917 he completed his masters degree. When he came back from America, the King of Baroda appointed him as his defense secretary (Head of Army operations). Even being in such a high position, he was called 'untouchable' by his upper-class officials. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar also worked as a jurist, politician, economist, writer, editor. However, against all odds, Ambedkar became the first Dalit to complete higher education. He then went on and completed college and got a doctorate in economics from London University. He entered politics entirely, aiming to fight for the rights of the backward classes and against the inequality practiced in society.

After that Ambedkar was involved in campaigning and negotiation of India's Independence. After Independence, he became the chairman of the drafting committee of the Indian constitution. After India's Independence, he was the first minister of law and justice and is considered to be the architect of the constitution of India. B.R. Ambedkar was a leading social reformer and an activist who dedicated his entire life to the betterment of the Dalits and other socially backward classes of India.


Ambedkar continuously fought against  caste discrimination that had spread like a disease in Indian society. As he was born in a socially backward family, Ambedkar was a Dalit who was a victim of caste discrimination and inequality. In 1948, Ambedkar suffered from diabetes. Ambedkar had for long been a critic of Hinduism and believed it to be a bigger threat to Indian society than the British. In May 1936, he had stated: “I tell you all very specifically, religion is for man and not man for religion. To get human treatment, convert yourselves.” Later in 1956, he converted to Buddhism, as he considered it to be 'the most scientific religion. Along with Ambedkar 3,65,000 more followers of his decided to get converted into Buddhism, and even today he is treated like a god by crores of his followers. 

Soon after he converted into Buddhism and After fighting diabetes for almost seven years, Ambedkar passed away in his sleep on December 6 1956 at his home. He was a Dalit who was a usual subject to caste discrimination. He was not allowed to eat with other caste children or even drink water at school. His story is the best example of determination and showcases how education can change the fortune of anyone. A child who was subject to caste discrimination went on to become a man who was the architect of Independent India's constitution. A story is written in heaven which  is the best example of not giving up on yourself even if the odds are against you. What do you think about Dr BR Ambedkar's Story? Do mention your thoughts in the comment section.