Read here to know interesting facts of legendary Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar
Source :NewsBharati   Date :14-Apr-2018

Mumbai, April 14: We are Indians, firstly and lastly, quoted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Influenced by Lord Buddha, Kabir and Jyotiba Phule, the morals of equality were instilled by the great leader Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. His life stands as the epitome for millions to learn and replicate them for the welfare of society. 

We bring you the interesting facts of legendary Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar:

  • · The boy who suffered bitter humiliation at the hands of upper caste people became the first Law Minister in free India and shaped the country’s Constitution.
  • · Ambedkar's original name was actually Ambavadekar. But his teacher, Mahadev Ambedkar, who was fond of him, changed his surname from 'Ambavadekar' to his own surname 'Ambedkar' in school records.
  • · Did you know Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came into picture according to the guidelines laid down by Dr Ambedkar? RBI was conceptualized as per the guidelines, working style and outlook presented by Dr Ambedkar in front of the Hilton Young Commission.
  • · He also held the position of a principal at the Government Law College, Mumbai for 2 years.
  • · Ambedkar was the first Indian to pursue an Economics doctorate degree abroad.
  • · Did you know Dr Ambedkar had suggested the division of Madhya Pradesh into northern and southern states also he had suggested a division of Bihar way back in 1955 for the better development of states? After almost 45years both states were divided and Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were formed in the year 2000.
  • · Did you know along with Dr Ambedkar more than half a million embraced Buddhism leaving behind the inhuman caste practice of Hinduism? No-where in this world has ever taken place such a BIG mass conversion, not even any religious guru could do this magic!
  • · At the 7th Session of Indian Labour conference, Ambedkar changed the working hours in India from 14 hours to 8 hours.
  • · Ambedkar’s autobiography named ‘Waiting for a Visa’ which he wrote during 1935-36 is used as a textbook in the Columbia
  • · Ambedkar had opposed Article 370 of the Indian constitution which gives special status to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • · Apart from being the saviour of the untouchables, Ambedkar also fought for the emancipation of women. He resigned from the cabinet in 1952 because his Hindu Code Bill was not passed. He had argued in it for the equal rights for women in inheritance and marriage. Later on, these laws were enacted under the Hindu Marriage Act.