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“Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp” – Book released

The Vice President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu formally released the book titled “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp” at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The first copy of the book was handed over to the President of India, Mr. Ram Nath Kovind.
  • The book was released to mark Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s 127th birth anniversary.
  • Dr Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary was commemorated at the United Nations in 2016.

Key Facts

  • The book released is a slim volume book covering the inspiring life of Dr Ambedkar and several dimensions of his ideas and personality.
  • The book is edited by Shri Kishor Makwana who was also present at the occasion.
  • Other dignitaries present were the Lok Sabha speaker, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan and the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot.
  • The book also references how Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had been inspired by the life and message of Dr Ambedkar.
  • The book is an accessible resource to understand the Father of Indian Constitution, Dr Ambedkar. 
  • Mr. Ram Nath Kovind expressed hope that Ambedkar's thoughts compiled in the book would motivate people to work together in peace and harmony.
  • He also mentioned that Dr. Ambedkar is an inspiring figure for all humanity and there is need to do justice to his legacy.

About Dr. B R Ambedkar

  • Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer.
  • He was born on 14th April 1891 in a small town in Madhya Pradesh.
  • He inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits).
  • He was Independent India's first law minister who remained in office from 15 August 1947 – September 1951.
  • He was the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India
  • He posthumously received the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in the year 1990.
  • Ambedkar published his book Annihilation of Caste on 15 May 1936 which strongly criticised Hindu orthodox religious leaders and the caste system in general.
  • Dr. B R Ambedkar was the first Indian to pursue a doctorate in economics abroad.
“Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp” – Book released “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp” – Book released Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on April 16, 2018 Rating: 5

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