Babasaheb’s 125th Birth Anniversary, a turning point for transformative social change

April 14, 2016

Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 125 Birth Anniversary was celebrated world over today. Iconic architect of India’s Constitution was remembered globally with much enthusiasm, not just because he was a leader who was born in a Dalit family and became a national hero of India in the historic past, but especially because his relevance is much more today than ever before. He stood up high in his times for liberty, equality and fraternity that are utmost important for the mankind even today. In a traditional society such as that of India of his time, there was no other greater revolution for social change, either in magnitude or in human values, in the world than to fight against the caste based discrimination handed down from centuries, which meant fighting against the majority of the people who are the perpetrators of the ill-nurtured Hindu tradition. The struggle against atrocious caste system spearheaded by Babasaheb was so humongous that it could not have been attempted by anyone else ever after. Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar was a true visionary of the past century, who could see the future centuries in a clear vision. Many noted scholars and social thinkers of today, who have observed very closely the magnitude of the caste based problem still existing in the 21st century, have realized that Babasaheb needs to be resurrected right here and now. Rohith Vemula’s compulsion to commit suicide was one very manifestation of the compelling evidence that Dr. Ambedkar is needed in India now more than any time in the past to bring justice to late Vemula, his family and Dalit community at large. He is needed in Nepal now to bring down the ever heightening social norms of people being ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ by descent. He is needed in the world now to spearhead the global transformative social change through his principles of liberty, equality and fraternity, making  his 125th Anniversary a turning point.

Dr. D.P. Rasali

Founder and International Moderator

Nepaldalitinfo International Network

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