Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Din
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had died on 6th of December in the 1956 that’s why Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Din or death anniversary is celebrated every year all over the India on 6th of December to pay him a lot of tribute and honor. He is called as “The Father of the Indian Constitution”. The people in India pay him tribute by offering flowers, garlands, ceremonial lamps, candles and literature at his elegantly decorated statue. At this day a large crowd of people visit the Parliament House complex in the morning in order to pay honor and respect by chanting a most famous slogan “Baba Sahib Amar Rahe”. Some people including Bodh Bhikshus sing several sacred songs at this occasion.
A large crowd of people from all over the country get thronged at the “Chaitya Bhoomi” (Dr. Ambedkar’s memorial) at Dadar in order to pay reverence to the great architect of the Constitution of the India, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. All the facilities like toilets, water tankers, washing rooms, fire station, telephone centre, health centre, reservation counter, and etc becomes available at this day at Chaitya Bhoomi for ease of the people.
The Samata Sainik Dal Salute is taken during midnight at 5th of December by his daughter-in-law, Meeratai Ambedkar. After giving salute, a recitation of his teachings takes place and then the stupa gates get opened for all.
Why Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas is Celebrated
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas is celebrated every year by organizing a function by the city corporation and SCs and STs State Government Employees’ Association to commemorate the great contribution of the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar towards the country. His great efforts help a lot to keep the country united. The constitution of India written by the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar is still guiding the county and helps it in emerging out safely even after it had passed throughout the several crises.
Dr. Ambedkar Foundation has been set up by the Indian Government (on 24th of March in the year 1992) so that the people all over the country can get his message of social justice.
Activities Performed by the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation
Following activities are followed by the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation:
- Set up of the Dr. Ambedkar National Public Library at the Janpath.
- Making available the works of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in all the regional languages including Hindi.
- Organizing variety of conferences, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, seminars, symposium and fairs based on the life as well as mission of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
- Offering Dr. Ambedkar National Award to the weaker sections and Dr. Ambedkar International Award for the social changes.
- Organizing every year the birth anniversary celebration on 14th of April and death Anniversary on 6th of December of Dr. Ambedkar.
- Launching Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Award Schemes to distribute the award among meritorious students belong to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes.
- Availability of Dr. Ambedkar Chairs in the Universities for running the research activities over the thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar.
- Publishing a monthly magazine of Samajik Nyay Sandesh in Hindi language.
- Offering Dr. Ambedkar National Relief to the victims of violence related to the SC.