Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas is an annual observation in India to be held every year on the 6th of December. It is observed in India in memory of Doctor Bhimrao Ram Ji Ambedkar, who is considered the father of the Constitution of India. The contribution of Dr. Ambedkar in framing the book of Law and providing upliftment to the Dalits of India can’t be described in a few words.
To pay him homage and make the world know about his achievements, we observe this day with a grand celebration in India.
Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas 2020
The nation is observing Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas for a few decades in the history of India. The 65th celebration of the occasion will be held on 6 December 2020, which is falling on Sunday. There is expected to be a grand celebration this year as the preparations are going till now.
The outbreak of the Corona epidemic in the year 2020 has been all over the world. So far, about 6 million have died from this and even more while reading. In such a situation, it is natural that it will have some adverse effect on the observation of this event as well. Now it is to be seen what different and new happens on December 8 this year.
Why Do We Celebrate
Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas is an event celebrated every year in India. It is celebrated to pay tribute to Bhimrao Ambedkar, the creator of the country’s constitution. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Ji had died in 1958 on the 6th of December. His death created an atmosphere of mourning all over the country.
Because his death was a big loss for the entire nation, we observe Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas to in his memory and to pay him homage and all due respect. Since the year of his death, the entire nation is observing the occasion continuously every year to prove that no one can replace Baba Sahab.
Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Day is celebrated with great pomp in the whole country. On this occasion, his idols located at various places in the country are cleaned and many programs are also presented there. Many programs are performed at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai. Chaitya Bhoomi is the place where the tomb of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is present.
On the occasion of Mahaparinirvan Diwas, many supporters from every corner of the country come to Chaitya Bhoomi to pay tribute to Baba Sahab. Railways also run special trains for these people. People reach there two-three days in advance to watch the program, and large scale accommodation and other arrangements are made for the convenience of the people.
Schools and colleges of the country also observe this day with a lot of activities on this day. Students are told about the biography, achievements, and great works of Dr. Ambedkar. Students get a lot of inspiration from all these and they express their feelings towards Babasaheb through speeches, essays, etc.
Objectives and Significance
Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Divas is such an occasion through which, we get a chance to remember Doctor Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and pay him tribute for all that he has done for us. By celebrating the day, the nation and also the world comes to know about such a precious gem of India who has revolutionized the nation through his words.
Every activity held on the day tells us about Dr. Ambedkar and his achievements which inspire us to work for all human beings and rise above personal benefits. Many people have some doubts about the biography of Baba Sahab, so this is a good day for them to remove all their misconceptions about him and feel his divinity straight from the heart.
Short Biography of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on the 14th of April in the year 1891. His father was Ramji Maloji Sakpal and he was his 14th child. He was a Marathi but was born in a Dalit family and his father was a subedar.
When he attended school, he felt the cast difference in various ways and all these incidences had a different mark on his mind. After completing his school, he was the only Dalit child who had higher education. At the age of 15, he was married to Ramabai.
He graduated from Elphinstone College, Bombay, and in the year 1913, he won a scholarship and went to Columbia University for pursuing post-graduation. He also perused in the London School of Economics for his doctorate. His major subject was Economics; he also completed his doctorate in Economics. He also completed his barrister in Law, L.L.D, D.Litt, etc. from different universities across the world. He was a bright student and earned a lot of name and fame.
In the year 1918, he became a professor at Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. Apart from his teaching profession he also used to take part in various social reforming activities and was noticed by Mahatma Gandhi.
He made a party naming Independent Labour Party in the year 1936 in Bombay and won 11 seats respectively. He also wrote many books naming The Annihilation of Caste, Thoughts on Pakistan, Federation Versus Freedom, Mr. Gandhi and Emancipation of Untouchables, etc. Some of his weekly magazines were Janta, Mook Nayak, etc. In his books, he wrote about the untouchables, social discrimination, cast system, etc.
In the year 1947, he was appointed as the law minister and was also appointed as the chairperson of the drafting committee, for the making of the Indian Constitution. He also made certain laws for the untouchables, which worked as a milestone in Indian history.
His ideas were great as well as his thoughts and had a revolutionary power and wanted to change the world. He suffered a lot as a child, college student also as a professor. His fellow professors never shared food with him. All these things use to make him sad and he wanted to change the stereotypes from society.
His first wife died due to illness and he remarried in the year 1948. After coming in influence with a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Hammalawa Saddhatissa he decided to adopt Buddhism. He loved the Buddhist thoughts and concept. He also took part in the Fourth World Buddhist Conference, which was organized in Nepal.
It was 6 December 1956 when Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar took his last breath and left us alone due to poor health. He was a great person and his thoughts and work will always be praised. It was Bhimrao Ramji who gave identity to the Dalits and became immortal for us. Most of his literate works were a satire on the Hindu society. People die not personalities and he was a great personality with a great soul.
Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Divas is an annual observation that reminds us of our responsibilities and duties towards our nation and its people. What Dr. Ambedkar did for India is worth to be worshipped, and the nation will never forget the real hero of India. We all should pay him all respect and should participate in every activity to be held on the day so that we can express our opinions for such a legend.