Ambedkar Jayanti

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Ambedkar Jayanti
Ambedkar Jayanti Procession.png
Ambedkar Jayanti Procession at Chaitya Bhoomi
Observed by India
Type Secular; birth anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar
Date 14 April
Frequency Annual
Related to Ashok Vijaya Dashmi
Constitution Day (India)
Republic Day
Independence Day

Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar.[1] It marks Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's birthday who was born on April 14,1891. Since 2015 it has been observed as an official public holiday throughout India.[2] Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated not just in India but all around the world.[3]

Ambedkar Jayanti processions are carried out by his followers at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai and Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur.[4] It is a customary for senior national figures, such as the President, Prime Minister and leaders of major political parties, to pay homage at the statue of Ambedkar at the Parliament of India in New Delhi. It is celebrated throughout the world especially by Hindu dalits, adivasi, labour workers, womens and also those who embraced Buddhism after his example. In India, large numbers of people visit local statues commemorating Ambedkar in procession with lot of fanfare.[5]

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A Google Doodle was published for Ambedkar's 124th birthday.[6]

As Per Government of Maharashtra 14th of April is observed as Knowledge Day in memory of Babasaheb Ambedkar.[7][8]

In 2017, on the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Twitter launched Dr Ambedkar emoji as a tribute to the legend.[9]

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