Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables (Dalits), while also supporting the rights of women and labour. He was independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India. Ambedkar’s legacy as a socio-political reformer had a deep effect on modern India. In post-independent India, his socio-political thought is respected across the political spectrum. His initiatives have influenced various spheres of life and transformed the way India today looks at socio-economic policies, education and affirmative action through socio-economic and legal incentives. His reputation as a scholar led to his appointment as free India’s first law minister, and chairman of the committee for drafting the constitution. Recently the Central government has launched the Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan from Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. A social harmony programme is to be conducted in gram panchayats through which villagers would honour Dr. Ambedkar. Village farmer assemblies would be held in gram panchayats regarding agriculture and farmers where information regarding agriculture schemes would be shared with farmers and their suggestions for improvements in agriculture would be solicited.