“We, The People”, Ambedkar’s Contribution to the Society.
Bharat Ratna Dr B.R. Ambedkar said: “The third thing we must do is not be content with mere political democracy. We must note that our political democracy can not last unless there lies at the base of its social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life.” Dr. B.R. Ambedkar undoubtedly forms a major part in framing of the Constitution and giving the backward classes their biggest asset, the reservation policy. On this 14th April, let’s recall his contributions to the Nation on account of his 128th Birth Anniversary.
By Abhisek Naharia, Student, RGNUL, Punjab
Bhimarao Ambedkar was an Indian nationalist, jurist, Dalit, political leader, activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and the revivalist of Buddhism in India. His aim was not only to unify the basic fundamental laws for the people, but also to integrate caste, class, religions, languages, traditions and cultures. A believer of National Integration, Shri Ambedkar always focussed on the social, economic and political balance in the Political Scenario. Being a Law student and an Administrator himself, he believed that the liberty and integrity of every citizen of India should be upheld by the laws made, with regards to which special provision are mentioned in the Indian Constitution (Article 13 declares void the laws in derogation with or in contravention with the Fundamental Rights of the people).
“ We, The People ”.
While speaking in the Constituent Assembly, Shri Ambedkar spoke about the significance of “We, The People” and the contributions that they make in building the nation as a whole. Shri Ambedkar believed that the working of the laws did not entirely depend on the organs of the State, but on the people that were involved in their making. It was his belief in the people of India that the Constitution provides special rights to the people of the Nation without prejudicing the functions of the organs of the Government.
Battling Extreme Difficulties.
Babasaheb not only sets an example for people in India, but for people across the globe to fight against all odds and win the situation however tough it may be. This was as a result of his conversion to Buddhism that people in thousands converted to Buddhism from all across the world. He is being considered as the Masiah of Dalits and Downtrodden, and has given every single part of his life working for the society selflessly. From facing caste oppression in his early days of his life, he was treated as a slave through out his difficult journey. Irrespective of how irrationally people treated him, Babasaheb portrayed social solidarity and national integration. Being a lover of law, he made sure that the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of the State Policy are righty imbibed in the Indian Constitution.
For the Society.
Babasaheb being a total reformist, considered Education as the Biggest tool to improve the overall development of the nation. As per Balasaheb, a person should have his own self-respect, dignity and a sense of responsibility towards other people and the Nation in general. He spent his whole life working as an ambitious and hardworking professional setting an example for the world that nothing is impossible is there is a will to do the requisite work. From fighting for basic necessities of life like Drinking hygienic water and Food, he went on to Fight for public transports, roads and connectivity of cities, and to opening of new schools and colleges for education more and more people. For a person who was given nothing more than pain and troubles from the very beginning of his childhood, Babasaheb have love and affection to the people. His greatness lied in his personality traits as he revolutionized the entire perspective of the society towards Dalits and Backward classes.