“Babasaheb Ambedkar’s ideals, thoughts will continue to guide us”: Amit Shah
14 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, who ensured justice and rights to the last person of the country, on his birth anniversary.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah paid tribute to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, on Friday, saying “His ideals and thoughts will continue to guide us.” Shah took to Twitter to express his admiration for Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer, and political leader who chaired the committee that drafted the Indian Constitution.
“Tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, who ensured justice and rights to the last person of the country, on his birth anniversary. Sacrificing all the comforts and facilities, he dedicated his life for the welfare of the underprivileged. His ideals and thoughts will continue to guide us,” Shah said.
Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, and India celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti on this date every year. Babasaheb’s birth anniversary is observed as a national holiday in India, with schools, banks, and some government offices remaining closed.
People pay their respects to Ambedkar on this day by laying flowers, lighting candles, and organising cultural events. Fondly known as ‘Babasaheb’, Ambedkar was the chief architect of the Indian Constitution and so is also called the ‘Father of Indian Constitution’.
Ambedkar was not only the architect of the Indian Constitution, but also the country’s first Law and Justice Minister. Babasaheb was born in Madhya Pradesh to a poor Dalit Mahar family. He fought tirelessly for the equal rights of society’s marginalised groups. Since 1927, he has been active in anti-untouchability movements. He was later regarded as a ‘Dalit Icon’ for his contributions to their rights.