Remarks by Ambassador Amit Narang on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar event - 12 April 2023

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Speech for 132nd Birth Anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar

The President of Ambedkar International Mission 

The Principal of Indian School Ibra

Distinguished guests and dear students

Today, we gather here to celebrate the 132nd Birth Anniversary of one of the greatest sons of India, Bharat Ratna, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. 

Dr. Ambedkar was a multifaceted and multidimensional personality who was an erudite scholar, a legal luminary, a constitutional expert, a social reformer, and above all a humanist. He dedicated his entire life to the development of the country, and to the cause of social justice.

Dr. Ambedkar faced discrimination and oppression from a very young age. However, he did not let these circumstances define him. Instead, he used his personal experiences as a driving force to fight for the rights of the marginalized sections of society.

He is best known for his role in drafting the Indian Constitution. His enlightened vision of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity, which is contained in the Constitution, has been guiding the India, the world's largest democracy, since its inception. Dr. Ambedkar's life is an example of courage and conviction. It was through his extraordinary intellectual caliber and determination that he was able to overcome the adversities he faced and pursue his studies.

Dr. Ambedkar believed that education was the most powerful agent for bringing about change in society. He saw education as a tool for the liberation of the socially backward from illiteracy, ignorance, and superstition and an instrument for the fight against all forms of injustice, exploitation, and oppression. 

He believed strongly in the importance of education of women, as he said "I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved."

Dr. Ambedkar's life was a story of great struggles and achievements, a life that left an indelible mark in history. He was the champion of the oppressed and the downtrodden. His contribution to national building and human welfare won him respect and admiration not only in India but globally.

The ideals and principles as well as the life of Babasaheb should be a source of inspiration for all of us. On this occasion of his 132nd birth anniversary, let us strive to uphold the values that he stood for and work towards building a society that is free from all forms of discrimination and prejudice.

Thank you.