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Celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Posted on: April 11, 2016 | Back | Print

The 125th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B R Ambedkar will be celebrated on 14 April 2016 by the Embassy of India, Muscat.

Ambedkar Jayanti is observed on April 14 to commemorate the birth of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. This year marks the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar who was born on this day in 1891. One of the chief architects of the Indian Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s unique contribution will always be recognised in history.

A social reformer, a champion of human rights and an emancipator of downtrodden masses of India, Dr. Ambedkar dedicated his life to awaken the social conscience of modern India. Dr. Ambedkar has a vast repertoire of books to his credit. His concern for the oppressed found expression in first book ‘Administration and Finance of the East India Company’ which was followed by a sequel titled ‘The Evolution of Provincial Finance in British India”. Subsequently, Dr. Ambedkar wrote his magnum opus “Problem of the Rupee” in which the common man was the focal point of his analysis.

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi, recognizing the contribution of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, has stated “Babasaheb is an apostle of equality and social harmony. He emerged as a ray of hope for the marginalised and the oppressed, giving a powerful voice to their suffering. His contribution in the making of our Contribution will be eternally remembered”.

This year, for the first time, the United Nations will observe the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar with focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

To mark this momentous occasion the Embassy of India is organizing a Seminar on 14th April 2016 at the Embassy’s Auditorium, which will focus on his life and time and his seminal contribution to evolution of an inclusive and democratic India.

Muscat, 10 April 2016