April 14, 2009

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti Being Celebrated

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar 's 118 th birth anniversary is being celebrated all over the country. In Jalandhar various functions were held. With voting in just a few days, political parties are trying to derive political mileage too.

But Dr. Ambedkar stature is above any caste limitation. His role is also not limited to being the architect of Indian Constituion. Dr. Ambedkar is also modern India's greatest social reformer regarding upliftment of status of women. The drafting and passing of the Hindu Code Bill which ended bigamy by Hindus and ensuring equal property rights for women were , also ,Dr. Ambedkar's contributions in building a new India. We realise the value of these progressive legislations when we see the regressive steps taken on Women by Taliban in our neighbourhood.

Dr. Ambedkar 's place is with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Subhash Chander Bose.

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