This monument honours Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, known as the principal architect of the Constitution of India. Since his childhood, he fought many social and financial battles for belonging to an untouchable caste and worked hard to get a premium education. Educated in eminent institutions such as Columbia University and the London School of Economics, Ambedkar was a famous scholar, lawyer, and politician who championed the cause of Dalits and untouchable and fought against discrimination. He is also one of the most notable freedom fighters.


He wrote extensively about caste struggles, religious fundamentalism, and the scope of religions themselves. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits. He has been given the degree of Bodhisattva, a saintly honour by Indian Buddhist Bhikkues for his contribution to the Buddhist community in India through representation, scholarship, and grassroots politics. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.

Ambedkar

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