Short Essay On Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar

Short Paragraph: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

April 25, 2015 by admin_kids

Subject: Fifteen sentences Essay/Speech on “B.R.Ambedkar”
Mode: Medium
Grade- 5
Target Age Group: 6-10 Years
Total sentences: 21
Contributed By: Rohit  Malhotra, B.S.S School Ahmedabad




Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar,  who is popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, can rightly be called the father of the Indian Constitution.  Ambedkar was the fourteenth child of his dalit parents who were residents of Ratnagiri in the State of Maharashtra. Ambedkar’s surname was Ambavadekar, as his family was from the place Ambavade in Ratnagiri. His father was in the British army. It was his Brahmin teacher who changed his name to Ambedkar due to his liking for the pupil. It was also the surname of the teacher. Since then he was known as Ambedkar. He was segregated as untouchable and not allowed to sit inside the classroom alongwith other students. Ambedkar was very intelligent. He was the only Dalit to be enrolled in Elphinstone High School. His suffering at the hands of upper caste students and society made him to  fight against untouchability and caste discrimination. In 1935 he was appointed as the principal of Government Law College, Mumbai. He strongly fought against the caste system in India and published a book, “Annihilation of caste” in which he strongly criticized the then existing discrimination in Indian society. B.R.Ambedkar was the first law minister of independent India. He wrote India’s first constitution, which envisages safety and security to Indians, freedom of religion, abolition of untouchability etc. The constitution was adopted on 26th November by the Constituent Assembly. He later accepted Buddhism along with his followers. He is known for his work as a lawyer, economist, politician and professor.  He breathed his last on 6th December 1955. Ambedkar was survived by his second wife Dr.Savita Ambedkar and son Yashwant Ambedkar. His birthday is celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti and is a public holiday. He was honoured with the greatest civilian award Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1990. His fight for equality in the society, against social injustice, concerns for the dalit people etc should be lessons of inspiration and dedication to all the Indians.

 

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, also known as Babasaheb was born on April 14, 1891. Ambedkar was born in the British founded town and military cantonment of Mhow in the central provinces. He was the 14th and the last child of Ramji Maloji Sakpal and Bhimabai Murbadkar. His family belonged to a Marathi background from the town of Ambavade in the Ratnagiri district of modern day Maharashtra.

His father served in the Indian Army at Mhow cantonment. Ambedkar received a degree of formal education in Marathi and English.

They were from Hindu Mahar Caste, who were treated as untouchables. Though he attended the school but he was given no attention by the teachers. He was not even allowed to sit in the class. Overcoming numerous social and financial obstacles, Ambedkar passed his matriculation examination in 1907 and entered the University of Bombay, becoming one of the first persons of untouchable origin to enter a college in India. He was married to a nine year old girl, Ramabai from Dapoli in 1908.

He entered Elphinstone College and obtained a scholarship of twenty five rupees a month from Gayakward ruler of Baroda, Sahyaji Rao III for higher studies in the U.S.A. By 1912, he obtained his degree in economics and political science and prepared to take up employment with the Baroda state government. In the same year his wife gave birth to her first son, Yashwant.

In 1935, Ambedkar was appointed principal of the Government Law College for two years. He founded the Independent Labour Party in 1936, which won 15 seats in the 1937 elections to the Central Legislative Assembly. He was appointed chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee.

Ambedkar had been suffering from diabetes since 1948.From June to October in 1954, he was bed ridden owing to clinical depression and failing eyesight. He died in his sleep on December 6, 1956 at his home in Delhi. A memorial for Ambedkar was established in his Delhi house at 26 Alipur Road. His birth date is celebrated as a public holiday known as Ambedkar Jayanti. Many public institutions are named in his honor, such as the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University in Hyderabad, B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur etc.

On the anniversary of his birth and death and on Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din, 14th October at Nagpur at least half a million people gather to pay homage to him at his memorial in Mumbai.

He was an Indian nationalist, jurist, dalit, Buddhist, political leader and a Buddhist revivalist. He was also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. Ambedkar spent his whole life fighting against social discrimination and the Indian caste system.

 His message to his followers was “Educate!!!, Organize!!!, Agitate!!!”

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