B.R. Ambedkar and Drafting of the Indian Constitution

25 Apr

B.R. Ambedkar and Drafting of the Indian Constitution

B.R. Ambedkar and Drafting of the Indian Constitution

The most important thing for which Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is known all throughout India is that he was designer and formulator of the Indian Constitution. Though he was unpopular with many leaders of the Indian National Congress and other political parties in post-independence India, Ambedkar was summoned by the Congress-led Government to take the post of the first Law Minister of independent India. He was also made the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee on 29 August 1947. As he was a learned scholar and an eminent lawyer, he was given this grave task and after the completion of the work, he was praised by all. He used all his experience and knowledge in drafting the Constitution. There are many guarantees and provisions that are provided in the Constitution of India that ensure the general welfare of the common people of the country. He framed the Fundamental Rights and Duties along with the Directive Principles of State Policy that are followed and granted to the people of the country. He also formulated laws and systems for women and backward classes in the society. Ambedkar also tried to eradicate the socio-economic inequalities that prevailed in the Indian society from a long time. He had kept the clauses of the Constitution flexible so that amendments could be made as and when situations demanded. On 26 November 1949, the Constitution of India was finally adopted by the Constituent Assembly.

His stint in Indian politics too did not last for a long time. His resignation from the Cabinet came in the year 1951. He contested for the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate in 1952 but was unfortunately defeated. However, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha the same year.

With passage of time, Ambedkar’s interest from politics started to shift and he aligned himself to Buddhism. For that he even went to Sri Lanka, where he spent much time with Buddhist monks and scholars. He was so impressed with Buddhism and its principles that he decided to convert himself to Buddhism. Ambedkar also went to Burma twice for enriching himself in the Buddhist religion and culture. He also established the Buddhist Society of India and wrote books on Buddhism and its principles and beliefs. B.R. Ambedkar also attended Buddhist conferences that were held all round the world.


One response to “B.R. Ambedkar and Drafting of the Indian Constitution

  1. Pramanic Bhartiya

    March 27, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Dr.AMBEDKAR (1891-1956)
    B.A.(Bombay University), Bachelor of Arts

    M.A.(Columbia university), Master Of Arts
    M.Sc.( London School of Economics), Master Of Science

    D.Sc.( London School of Economics), Doctor of Science
    Ph.D. (Columbia University), Doctor of philosophy
    L.L.D.(Columbia University), Doctor of Laws
    D.Litt.( Osmania University).Doctor of Literature
    Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn, London), Highest law qualification in England (At that time)

    Was there anybody in WORLD with this much qualification before 1954? if no ,it means he was the most educated person of his time on PLANET EARTH!!!


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