New Delhi: Today is the birth anniversary of ‘The Father of the Indian Constitution’, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who was born on April 14, 1891. Every year April 14 is observed as ‘Equality Day’ in India as Babasaheb Ambedkar worked tirelessly towards a society where everyone is treated as equals. He stood firmly for the rights of Dalits and untouchables and was also the force behind the Dalit Buddhist Movement in India. He also fought the rights of women and said that “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved”.
BR Ambedkar, the ‘architect of the Indian constitution’, was a freedom fighter, an economist and a jurist. He was India’s first Minister of Law and Justice. BR Ambedkar remains an inspiration across generations. His life was spent fighting against inequalities, bringing social reforms and propagating progressive ideologies.
Here are 10 inspirational quotes by BR Ambedkar:
”They cannot make history who forget history”
“Though I was born a Hindu, I solemnly assure you that I will not die as a Hindu.”
“I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”
“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”
“A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”
“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.”
“Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.”
“We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organise your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle.”
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”
“If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help”.
“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”
“Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering Otherwise both will wither and die.”
“Life should be great rather than long.”
“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”