Speech on Ambedkar Jayanti: India is a country full of history and culture. We Indians are pretty proud of our culture and history. Indian soil has given birth to many freedom fighters, leaders, and heroes. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar is one such hero born in India. We also know him as the father of the Indian Constitution. Ambedkar Ji is one of the most extraordinary personalities in Indian history. Ambedkar Jayanti is a nationalistic and sacred day that honors the memories and birth of this outstanding personality. The aura of this leader is so strong that the celebration of Ambedkar Jayanti takes place far beyond India’s boundaries.
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Long Speech on Ambedkar Jayanti
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”
With thi jis great quote from B. R. Ambedkar, I would like to welcome everyone present here on this very pleasant day. It gives me immense pleasure to deliver a speech on Ambedkar Jayanti in front of you. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on the 14th of April every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. He was born on April 14th, 1891.
B. R. Ambedkar is widely regarded as the father of the Indian constitution. His contribution, however, is not confined to this. Such a gifted individual he was, right from a politician, a social reformer, a jurist, and an economist. He was a staunch opponent of the inequalities that prevailed in Indian society. Dr. Ambedkar was the leader of the Dalit community.
Let me now throw some light on B. R. Ambedkar’s life. Dr. Ambedkar completed his high school in 1907 and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science. In 1927, he earned a Ph.D. in economics after completing his master’s degree at Columbia University. He was a man who was passionate about economics and political science. Dr. Ambedkar was an expert in 64 disciplines and spoke 11 languages fluently. Popularly known as “Babasaheb”, he was one of India’s first Dalits to finish his education. B. R. Ambedkar rose to prominence as a leader by fighting India’s social and economic problems. After India gained independence, he became a major force behind the Dalit or untouchables.
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Bhim Rao Ambedkar contributed a lot to education and law. Dr. BR Ambedkar founded the “Bahishkrit Hitkarini Sabha” in 1923 with the goal of raising awareness about the value of education and improving the economic position of our country’s low-income people. Under the slogan “Educate – Agitate – Organize,” he led a social movement to abolish the caste system in India. Dr. Ambedkar always dreamed of creating the Indian society based on the principle of equality for all human beings. In 1927, he also organized a march in Mahad, Maharashtra, to demand equal rights for untouchables. Bhim Rao Ambedkar started many social movements right from anti-caste and anti-priest to the temple entry movement. In 1930, he even organized a temple entry drive in Kalaram Temple Nashik.
He actively campaigned for the upliftment of untouchables and began several campaigns to combat societal inequality based on caste, class, and gender. He and his 20000 followers had converted from Hinduism to Buddhism because Hinduism had fostered untouchability. With great zeal and excitement, he battled the evil of casteism.
Dr. Ambedkar was a member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council and became involved in enacting legislative amendments in 1942 to defend the rights of the lower classes. He was honored with Bharat Ratna- the highest civilian award in India, for his contribution to society and mainly for the upliftment of the Dalit section. He was India’s first Law Minister after independence.
Finally, Bhim Rao Ambedkar was a man of glorious vision and he nurtured the future of India in such a way that no other person could have. He drafted the Indian constitution in such a way that it taught us Indians a wonderful lesson on equality and fraternity.
I would like to end my speed with a great quote by Bhim Rao Ambedkar, “Life should be great rather than long”. Thank you, everyone.
Short Speech on Ambedkar Jayanti
Good morning Respected Principal Madam, teachers, and my dear fellow friends. I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity to give a speech on the very special occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated on the 14th of April every year to remember and celebrate the birth of the dominant personality Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
Bhim Rao Ambedkar has left an indelible mark on the Indian people’s thoughts. In fact, Indians affected and moved the world to their liking to a significant extent. He actively raised his voice against the existing caste system in India. In India, he fought for the status of untouchables. He emphasized brotherhood and equality in all aspects of society, as well as the nation’s all-inclusive and continuous progress.
Ambedkar Jayanti is considered an auspicious event and is celebrated annually to remember the man who empowered the world with his great thought. He made a great effort toward eradicating the caste system from our society and also played a major role in bringing gender equality. De. Ambedkar once said, “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved”.
Dr. Ambedkar received the title of “Babasaheb”. He removed the cause of untouchability and started movements against the practice of untouchability in India. He was a multi-faced personality who encouraged the all-around development of India as a nation.
It would not have been nice to forget such a personality. So, we Indians celebrate his birthday with joy and respect. Ambedkar Jayanti has been marked as an official holiday in India since 2015. Tributes are offered to Dr. Ambedkar for his substantial contribution to drafting the Indian constitution on this day. A special program is organized in Parliament where some eminent personalities pay tribute and respect to his statue.
I would like to conclude my speech by paying my respect and tribute to the Father of the Indian Constitution Babasaheb Ambedkar.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Is Ambedkar Jayanti a national holiday?
No, Ambedkar Jayanti is not a national holiday. Ambedkar Jayanti has been marked as an official holiday since 2015.
Why do we celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti?
We celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti every year on the 14th of April to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar.