Speech by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
In 1935 at Nasik district, Maharashtra, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar had declared his firm resolve to change his religion. He had declared that he was born as a Hindu but will not die as Hindu. About a year later, a massive Mahar conference was held on May 30 and 31, 1936, in Mumbai, to access the impact of that declaration on Mahar masses. In his address to the conference, Dr.Ambedkar expressed his views on conversion in an elaborate, well- prepared and written speech in Marathi. Here is an English translation of that speech by Mr. Vasant Moon, OSD to the committee of Govt. of Maharashtra for publication of Writings & speeches of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
I met Professor Saddhananda Fulzele, the organizer of the great 1956 conversion ceremony, in a university building adjacent to the Dikshabhumi conversion ground: Dr Ambedkar College, which Prof. Fulzele founded and developed into a top-ranking college. I asked him to tell me his memories of Dr Ambedkar and 1956.
Jinhe ho shaq woh kare aur khudao ki talash, Lekin ham to BABA ko hi is dunia ka khuda mante hai!
Wish you a Very Happy Birth Anniversory of BABASAHEB!
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The voice clip of his speech in the Constituent Assembly. Dr. Ambedkar was elected as the chairman of the drafting committee that was constituted by the Constituent Assembly to draft a constitution for the independent India; he was the first Law Minister of India.