Dr. Ambedkar

Karuna Trust promotes ‘Ambedkar Day’ on 14 October

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Two weeks today, on October 14th, is the anniversary of the mass conversions in India when in 1956 Dr. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with over 400,000 of his followers – perhaps the greatest mass conversion the world has ever seen. Every year on this day in Nagpur up to a million people gather: it’s …

Dr. Ambedkar

Architect of India’s constitution

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Upon India’s independence on August 15, 1947, the new Congress-led government invited Ambedkar to serve as the nation’s first law minister, which he accepted. On August 29, Ambedkar was appointed chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, charged by the Assembly to write free India’s new Constitution. Ambedkar won great praise from his colleagues and contemporary …