10 Unkown Facts about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Despite his childhood struggles and poverty, Dr. Ambedkar went on to become the most educated Indian of his time through his hard work and determination. He is one of India's greatest leaders, who has always fought for Untouchables and other lower castes to be treated equally. He was a social revolutionary who fought for social justice and freedom. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, known as the Father of the Indian Constitution, was a leader who fought for justice and equality throughout his life.

Some of The unknown Fact about Dr. Ambedkar -

1) Dr. Ambedkar was the first Indian to pursue a doctorate in economics abroad -

Dr.Ambedkar is not only the first Indian to obtain an Economics doctorate degree outside of India, but he is also the first Indian to pursue both a Ph.D. and a double doctorate in Economics. 

Dr.Ambedkar took twenty-nine courses in economics, eleven in history, six in sociology, five in philosophy, four in geography, three in politics, and one each in elementary French and German during his three years at Columbia University.

In the London School of Economics, Babasaheb completed 8 years of studies in just 2 years 3 months. For this, he studied 21 hours a day.

Dr Ambedkar returned to India with a Doctorate in Economics from the LSE – he was perhaps the first Indian to have a Doctorate from this world-famous institution. He had also qualified as a Barrister-at-Law.

Babasaheb is the first and only person in the world to receive this valuable doctorate degree named “Doctor All Science” from London School of Economics. Many intelligent students have tried for it, but they have not been successful till now.

2) Dr. Ambedkar Proposed the Reserve Bank of India

The Reserve Bank of India was established on Dr. Ambedkar's recommendations to the Hilton Young Commission in his book The Problem of the Rupee – Its Origin and Solution.

Dr. Ambedkar was also aware that the problem of the rupee is eventually linked to the problem of domestic inflation.

3)Dr. Ambedkar fought for three years to get the Hindu Code Bill passed, which granted women a number of essential rights

When the Hindu Code Bill was Rejected by the Indian parliament, Ambedkar resigned from his role as India's first law minister. The bill had two major goals: first, to improve women's social standing by granting them equal treatment, and second, to eliminate social inequality and caste differences.

Main Objectives - 

1) Right to Equal share In Property

2) When marriage became untenable, both men and women had the freedom to divorce under the Hindu Code Bill.

3) The right to remarry was granted to widows and divorcees.

4) Polygamy was outlawed ( Men Marrying more than two Women )

4)Ambedkar took initiative in the establishment of India's national policy for water and Electricity

Dr. Ambedkar proposed the Damodar Valley project, the Bhakra Nangal Dam project, the Son River Valley project, and the Hirakud dam project, all of which are multipurpose river valley projects in India. He also created the Central Water Commission to help with the implementation of irrigation projects at the national and state levels.

Dr. Ambedkar also founded the Central Technical Power Board (CTPB) and the Central Electricity Authority to investigate thermal power stations' capacity and develop them.

5)Dr. Abedkar had to resign from the constituent Assembly

Dr. Ambedkar to become a candidate for the Constituent Assembly stood for elections from Bengal because Ambedkar did not have the requisite support from his home province.

After the partition of 1947, Dr. Ambedkar's seat having been nominated from East

Bengal would have gone to Pakistan's Constituent Assembly in 1947. By then, the

Congress leaders realized that he was invaluable to India's Assembly and somehow convince one member to resign and held his re-election in 1947 into India's Constituent Assembly.

6)Ambedkar’s autobiography is used as a textbook in the Columbia University

Waiting for a Visa is a 20-page autobiographical book written by Dr. Ambedkar  (after his return from America and Europe), and it is based on his childhood struggles of untouchability. The book is used as a textbook at the Columbia University.

7) Babasaheb was the world’s first and only Satyagrahi, who did Satyagraha for drinking water.

One of the key points of Ambedkar's political thinking and action was the Mahad Satyagraha in 1927. It was held in Maharashtra's small town of Mahad. Mahad Satyagraha took place three years before Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March. Ambedkar's campaign focused on drinking water, while Gandhiji's campaign focused on salt. Ambedkar not only declared Dalits' right to drink water from public water bodies by leading a group of Dalits to drink from Chavadar Lake in Mahad.

8)Dr. Ambedkar’s original name was actually Ambavadekar

Ambedkar's surname was Ambavadekar when he was born. Mahadev Ambedkar, his teacher, changed his surname from ‘Ambavadekar' to his own surname ‘Ambedkar' in school records because he admired him.

9)Dr. Ambedkars Conversion into Buddhism -

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s initiation in Buddhism with his 8,50,000 supporters historical in the world, because it was the largest conversion in the world.

10)The Library at Rajgrih -

Babasaheb’s personal library “Rajgirh” consisted more than 50,000 books and it was world’s largest private library.

Besides All these facts The highest number of statue in the world is of Babasaheb, Worldwide, the highest number of songs and books written in the name of the leader is Dr. Babasaheb

Ambedkar, His birth anniversary is also celebrated all over the world,

Babasaheb was the first lawyer from the backward class, Governor Lord Linlithgow and Mahatma Gandhi believed that Babasaheb is more intelligent than 500 graduates and thousands of scholars.

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