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 Ambedkar's birthday in 1891 and since 2015 is an official public holiday throughout India.[2] Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated not only in India but also more than in 65 countries.[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 Dalits who embraced Buddhism after his example. In India, large numbers of people visit local statues commemorating Ambedkar in procession with lot of fanfare.[5]

Tributes[edit]

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

In 2017, on the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti, Twitter launched Dr Ambedkar emoji as a tribute to the legend.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_6_2015_JCA-2-19032015.pdf Ambedkar Jayanti from ccis.nic.in on 19th March 2015
  2. ^ http://persmin.gov.in/ Webpage of Ministry of Personnel and Public Grievance & Pension
  3. ^ 125th Dr. Ambedkar Birthday Celebrations Around the World
  4. ^ "Ambedkar Jayanti - Bhim Jayanti - 14 April". Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Shastree, Uttara (1996). Religious Converts in India: Socio-political Study of Neo-Buddhists. Mittal Publications. ISBN 978-81-7099-629-3. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  6. ^ "B.R. Ambedkar, a hero of India's independence movement, honoured by Google Doodle". The Telegraph. Retrieved 9 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Twitter Launched Dr Ambedkar Emoji on Dr Ambedkar Jayanti http://velivada.com/2017/04/12/twitter-launched-dr-ambedkar-emoji-dr-ambedkar-jayanti/

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