A first: U.N. to observe Ambedkar ' s birth anniversary

The United Nations would observe the 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution and Dalit rights activist, with main focus on combating inequalities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key Points

  • Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, died on December 6, 1956 and was posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1990.
  • A panel discussion would be organised on Combating inequalities for the achievement of SDGs during the occasion of Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary.

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