Qrius Quotient: Remembering A Great Man on Ambedkar Jayanti
Dr BR Ambedkar spoke for the voiceless thoughout his lifer. On Ambedkar Jayanti, also known as Bhim Jayanti, his 131st birth anniversary this year. we look at some of the thoughts of the architect of the Indian constitution, that still ring true today.
Ambedkar, chairman of the Drafting Committee, presenting the final draft of the Indian Constitution to Rajendra Prasad, president of the Constituent Assembly, on 25 November 1949. Wikimedia Commons
I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.
Life should be great rather than long.
If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.
Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
Religion and slavery are incompatible.
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