B. R. Ambedkar
It takes courage to fight for social inequality. It takes a strong will to believe that things can change. It requires a leader to fight these inequalities and make a new social order which enforces equality.
“Life should be great rather than long”
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an economist, politician, scholar, social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and a leader who established an India of equals.
A man who put the first brick of the foundation of equality in India.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s story is very much an inspiring one. A little boy born of a Dalit Mahar family who was considered untouchables, facing all the humiliation in the school, in college, in the society but standing still for the rights of the lower class, for the equality, liberty and basic human rights, became the father of Indian Constitution. One of the most respectable freedom leaders.
“Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.”
By the year 1927, Ambedkar launched full-fledged movements for Dalit rights. He demanded public water sources open to all and right for all castes to enter temples.
These movements disturbed the Higher caste Brahmins and thus faced a lot of objections.
“Our is a battle; Not for wealth, nor for power, ours is battle; for freedom; for reclamation of human personality.”
He was the man who made us a nation of equals.
“My struggle of life is my message”