NEW DELHI : Google has dedicated its doodle to mark Dr. BR Ambedkar’s 124th birth anniversary. The doodle appears not only on India’s Google home page, but that of seven others countries as well, say reports.
Argentina, Chile, India, Ireland, Peru, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom are the countries with the doodle visible on the home page.
Babasaheb Ambedkar, was one of the architects of the Indian Constitution. He was a well-known politician and an eminent jurist. Ambedkar’s efforts to eradicate the social evils like untouchablity and caste restrictions were remarkable.
The leader, throughout his life, fought for the rights of the dalits and other socially backward classes. Ambedkar was appointed as the nation’s first Law Minister in the Cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor in 1990.
Popularly known as Babasaheb, the Indian jurist, politician, economist and social reformer, who was born in 1841 in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, was known for his campaigns against social discrimination against dalits, women and labour.
After returning to India, Babasaheb decided to fight against the caste discrimination that almost fragmented the nation. Ambedkar opined that there should be separate electoral system for the Untouchables and lower caste people. He also favored the concept of providing reservations for Dalits and other religious communities.
Ambedkar began to find ways to reach to the people and make them understand the drawbacks of the prevailing social evils. He launched a newspaper called ‘Mooknayaka’ -leader of the silent.
He was appointed as the chairman of the constitution drafting committee. He was also a noted scholar and eminent jurist. Ambedkar emphasized on the construction of a virtual bridge between the classes of the society. According to him, it would be difficult to maintain the unity of the country if the difference among the classes were not met.
Dr. Ambedkar, who had inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement, had died in his sleep at his home in Delhi.
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