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.

FAQ about First Un Observe Ambedkars Birth Anniversary

Why is Dr BR Ambedkar known as the Father of the Indian Constitution?

Ambedkar is called the father of the Indian Constitution since he was the chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee.

Why is Ambedkar Jayanti celebrated?

Ambedkar struggled for equality throughout his life. Therefore, his birthday is celebrated as ‘Equality Day’ in India, and the demand to declare this day as “International Equality Day” goes to the United Nations.

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