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Showing posts with label B. R. Ambedkar‬‬. Show all posts

Ambedkar's Faith in 'Bharat'



Ambedkar had faith in ancient Indian institutions and texts except caste. He was convinced with the spiritual aspect of Indian texts and codes but not with its ritualistic aspects which had developed in last 1200 years. He talked about annihilation of Caste and not Dharma. He understood the importance of Dharma in India and when the time of conversion came as he had declared earlier, he chose Buddhism.Dr. Ambedkar pointed out that historic roots of democracy in India go back to pre-Buddhist India. A study of the Buddhist Bhikshu Sanghas discloses that the Sanghas were nothing but Parliaments and knew all the rules of Parliamentary procedure known to modern times. Although these rules of Parliamentary procedure were applied by the Buddha to the meetings of the Sanghas, he must have borrowed them from the rules of the political assemblies functioning in the country in his time.

Dr. Ambedkar emphasized that Hindus need not 'borrow from foreign sources' concepts to build a society on the principles of equality, fraternity and liberty. They 'could draw for such principles on the Upanishads.' Even in riddles in Hinduism, he points out that Hinduism has the potential to become the spiritual basis of social democracy.  

'Ramji' will officially become the middle name of Dalit Leader Dr BR Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh.


LUCKNOW: 'Ramji' will officially become the middle name of Dr BR Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh.

The state government on Wednesday passed an order asking all departments and high court benches in Lucknow and Allahabad to replace the use of 'Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar' in documents and records with 'Dr Bhimrao Ramji Aambedkar', as signed by him on the pages of the Constitution.

The spelling of Ambedkar in English will remain unchanged, but the Hindi spelling will change so that his name is pronounced 'Aambedkar'.


Dr Lalji Prasad Nirmal, director of Babasahib Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha, said the campaign had been initiated by Governor Ram Naik in December 2017, who had written to the Prime Minister, the chief minister and also the mahasabha, expressing his concerns over the prevalent incorrect spelling of Ambedkar.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has accused the state government of politicising the Dalit icon.Many in the political party believe that such acts target specific vote bank.

Yogi Government Cancels Holiday on Dr BR Ambedkar's Death Anniversary in Uttar Pradesh



Lucknow, Dec 5: The Uttar Pradesh government, under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, scrapped public holiday in marking the death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar on December 6. Dr B R Ambedkar died on December 6 in the year 1956. In a letter to all departments, the Uttar Pradesh government cancelled the public holiday on December 6.

Soon after the taking charge as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath cancelled 15 public holidays in marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. Most of the holidays had been declared by the previous Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) governments apparently to appease certain sections of the society, often with an eye on the vote bank.

Yogi Adityanath had in his address on the occasion of Dr BR Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary here expressed concern over the shrinking academic session due to increased holidays. “There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities. Instead, a special two-hour programme should be held to teach students about them. The 220-day academic session has been reduced to only 120 days due to such holidays and if this tradition continues, there will be no day left for teaching in schools,” he had said.