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Ambassdor's Speech at the Commemoration of 130th Birth Anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, 14 April 2021

Posted on: April 14, 2021 | Back | Print

Namaskar, Bonjour, Vanakkam, Sat Sri Akaal, As-salamu alaykum

Respected Community members, friends of India, media personnel and my colleagues. It is my honour and privilege to welcome you all today as we come together under Covid-19 pandemic restriction to commemorate the 130th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution and one of the greatest leaders of India.


This celebration is particularly significant to reaffirm ourselves to the values of the Ideas & spirit of India enshrined in our constitution even as India prepares for India @75. Dr.  B.R. Ambedkar was a man of many talents and professions. He was a freedom fighter, politician, jurist, economist, and social reformer.


Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was the first Law Minister of Independent India and was the architect for laying a strong foundation for equality to give equal chance & opportunity one and all. He was a social reformer to the core. He strived for equality among all casts and creed of the society. He taught Equality and Fraternity through the drafting of the Constitution of India, the preamble of which states that all Indians are equal in the eyes of the law and that all Indians are a vast family through the idea of Fraternity.

On his birth anniversary, the President of India, the Prime Minister, and the public pay homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar for his monumental contribution to the development of India as well as in the drafting of the Indian constitution. He was bestowed with Bharat Ratna in 1990 for this exemplary work in Indian Reforms.

This day of 14 April is a day to pay tribute to the great man who worked all his life for equality and fraternity in every possible way. His forward-thinking and ideals are still applicable today and continue to influence many across the globe.

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar remains a symbol of equality and foreperson of human rights. It is a pride for all Indians to celebrate his birth anniversary and to continue to work for the society by taking immense inspiration from his teachings. He will always be remembered for bringing  the most significant reforms in Indian society, which provided many with equal opportunity.