Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, architect of the Indian constitution and the most popular social reformer was born in Madhya Pradesh on 14th of April, 1891. Throughout his life, he made massive contributions towards social, economic and political developments of Indian communities, especially the backward classes and Dalit section of society. In short, the image of modern India, post independence, would have been very different had Baba Saheb (as he was reverentially called) not devoted himself to tirelessly working towards making it so. Though Baba Saheb never actually visited Rajasthan, the revolutionary changes he brought in India influenced communities nationwide.
Celebrations of 126th Ambedkar Jayanti in Rajasthan
Samajik Samarasta Diwas: The event is set to be celebrated at Jamwa Ramgarh sub-division of the state capital, Jaipur, where the government has an establishment named ‘Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Foundation’ in his honour. During the event numerous honours and awards will be distributed along with some monetary rewards. Among the people who are to be rewarded are nine students from scheduled list of castes/tribes, who have earned good grades in 10th and 12th board exams. Similar awards will be conferred upon people who have contributed to society in the fields of women empowerment and social justice.
Celebrations in Tonk - Sawai Madhopur: This year Tonk is all set to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti on a grand scale. A procession was organised on 13th April that covered the area from Sawai Madhopur circle to Ambedkar Circle. On the day of Ambedkar Jayanti a ‘Kavi Sammellan’ is to be held at the sports stadium of the town. MP Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuriya has also announced unveiling of Baba Saheb’s statue on the day.
Handicraft workshop: Textiles Ministry of Government of India has organised a one-day camp for handicrafts craftsmen. The camp will involve a workshop on the application of ‘Bhim’ mobile app, an India made Market Portal. During the camp, identity cards and applications forms too will be distributed. All these sessions will take place at Swarnkar Seva Sadan, Pani Pench, Nehru Nagar, Jaipur.
Run for Equality: On the occasion, a run too is organized in the state capital Jaipur on the theme 'Run for Equality'. Jaipurites participated in the event with all exuberance. The run involves a loop from Ambedkar Circle, covering the areas of Rambagh circle, Ajmeri Gate, Police Commissionerate, Ahimsa Circle, and Maharani College.
Other state-level celebrations: The state-level celebrations on the 126th Ambedkar Jayanti will happen over a span of five days during which multiple festivities will be held. On the main day of the festival all the important sites of the state including the major circles and government buildings will be illuminated after dusk. The main celebration will take place at the Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Foundation in Jaipur.