Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes to remember him on his Jayanti

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes to remember him on his Jayanti

Every year on the 14th of April Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Jayanti is celebrated. We took an opportunity to share some of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's quotes to remember him on this year's Ambedkar Jayanti 2020. But before going towards Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar's motivational and inspirational quotes, we have added his biography in short to share Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar's life journey.

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes

About Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar: 

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar popularly known as Baba Saheb Ambedkar, was a Jurist, Social reformer and Politician. He is also known as the father of the Indian Constitution, a well-known Politician and an Eminent Jurist. His efforts to eradicate social evils like untouchability and caste restrictions were remarkable throughout his life. He battled for the rights of the Dalits and other socially backward classes. Ambedkar was appointed as India's first law minister in the cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru. He was honored with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor in 1990.


Childhood and early life of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar: 

Bhim Rao Ambedkar was born to Bhima bai and Ramji on 14th April 1891 in Mahal army cantonment Central Provinces Madhya Pradesh. Ambedkar's father was a Subedar in the Indian Army and after his retirement in 1894 the family moved to Satara also in Central Provinces. In 1906 15-year-old Bhimrao got married to Ramabai a nine-year-old girl. His father Ramji Sakpal died in Bombay in 1912. Throughout his childhood Ambedkar faced the stigmas of caste discrimination. Ambedkar was appointed as the defense secretary to the King of  Baroda, but there also he had to face the humiliation of being untouchable.


Education of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar: 

He cleared his Matriculation in 1908 from Elphinston High School. In 1908 Ambedkar got the opportunity to study at Elphinstone College and he obtained his graduate degree in Economics and Political science in the year 1912 from Bombay University. Besides clearing all the exams successfully, Ambedkar also obtained a scholarship of 25 rupees per month from the Gaikwad ruler of Baroda, Sayaji Rao the III. Ambedkar decided to use the money for higher studies in the USA. He enrolled at Columbia University in New York City to study economics.


Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's movement against the cast discrimination


After returning to India Bheem Rao Ambedkar decided to fight against the caste discrimination. In his testimony before the South Bureau Committee in preparation of the Government of India act 1919, Ambedkar opined that there should be a separate Electoral system for the untouchables and other marginalized communities. He contemplated the idea of reservations for the Dalits and other religious outcasts. Ambedkar started his legal career after passing the Bar course in Gray's Inn. He applied his litigious skills in advocating cases of caste discrimination. By 1927 Ambedkar launched full-fledged movements for Dalit rights. He demanded public drinking water sources open to all and right for people of all castes to enter the temples, along with condemning Hindu scriptures advocating discrimination.


The political career of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: 

In 1936 Ambedkar founded the Independent Labour Party. In the 1937 elections for the Central Legislative Assembly, his party won 15 seats. Ambedkar oversaw the transformation of this political party into the All India Schedule Cast Federation. Ambedkar objected to the decision of the Congress and Mahatma Gandhi to call the untouchable community as Harijans, he would say that even the members of the untouchable community are the same as the other members of the society. Ambedkar was appointed on the Defense Advisory Committee and the Viceroy's Executive Council as Minister for Labour. 


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Dr. Ambedkar and conversion to Buddhism: 

In 1950 Ambedkar traveled to Sri Lanka to attend the convention of Buddhist scholars and Monks. After his return he decided to write a book on Buddhism and soon he converted to Buddhism. In his speeches, Ambedkar lambasted the Hindu rituals and Cast divisions. Ambedkar founded the 'Bhartiya Bauddha Maha Sabha' in 1955. His book, "The Buddha and his Dhamma" was published posthumously. He completed his final manuscript "The Buddha or Karl Marx" on December 2nd, 1956. 


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Famous Inspirational and Motivational Quotes by B.R Ambedkar :


Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes

Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
      - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

I like the religion that teaches liberty equality and fraternity.
       - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar



The relationship between husband and wife should be one of the closest friends.
       - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar



A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of society.
        - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
        - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar



So long as you do not achieve social Liberty whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
       - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar



The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
        - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar



Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
        - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes

Generally speaking, the Smritikars never care to explain the why and how of their dogmas. 
        - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar



Men are mortal, so are ideas. Any idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
       - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar



Some people think that religion is not essential to society. I do not hold this view. I consider the foundation of the religion to be essential to the life and practices of a society.
       - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar


For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity, and importance of political and social rights.
       - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar



Democracy is not merely a form of government, it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoined communicated experience. it is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men.
       - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes
If you believe in living a respectable life, you should believe in self-help, which is the best help.
       - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and Prestige will come to you through struggle.
       - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill, that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
       - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of life and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.
       - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.
       - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar


Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny, and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies government.
       - Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 


One line quotes by Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar:


Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes
Be educated, be organized and be agitated  
 - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Educated mind is the ultimate weapon.
 - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Learn to live in this world with respect
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Religion is for man and not man for religion. 
- Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

We are Indians firstly and lastly.
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Cast is not a division of labors, its a division of laborers  
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Democracy is not a form of government, but a form of social organization
- Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar

Freedom of mind is proof of one's existence.  
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Quotes

Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle.  
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

There's a difference between merely living and living worthly. 
- Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
Life should be great rather than long. 
- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Religion and slavery are incompatible.
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Death of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar: 
Since 1954-55 Ambedkar was suffering from serious health problems including diabetes and weak eyesight. On 6th December 1956 he died at his home in Delhi. Since Ambedkar adopted Buddhism as his religion, a Buddhist style cremation was organized for him. The ceremony was attended by hundreds of thousands of supporters, Activists, and Admirers.

Final Words: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was an amazing person who played a very important role in the foundation of present India. His quotes and sayings motivate and inspire the world even today and they will keep inspiring us forever.  

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