Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour. He was Independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.
Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning a law degree and various doctorates from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science.
In 1990, the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, was awarded conferred upon Ambedkar. Ambedkar’s legacy includes numerous memorials and depictions in popular culture.
Today nation is paying tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary.
Main function will be held in the lawns of the Parliament house complex where political leaders and peoples from different walks of life will be paying floral tributes at the statue of Dr. Ambedkar. Functions will also be organised all over the country to remember his contribution to nation building, especially in drafting the Constitution. The day is also being observed as Social Harmony Day.