Essay on Vision and Direction

Where are we since 1956?

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar died in the year 1956. During his lifetime, he singlehandedly led the movement of the untouchables and won important landmark victories in their favour, such as access to education, representations in institutions and rise in political consciousness. What Babasaheb Ambedkar achieved in a short span of 34 years of his active public career is unique in the history of the world. He stands tall in the galaxy of the luminaries who sacrificed their lives to liberate their fellow human beings. Though he addressed his followers who were mostly from the untouchable castes, his vision of social change, or reclamation of human personality, was universal. This vision often comes clear and shining in his innumerable speeches and debates of the constituent assembly of India. This vision also crystallized in the Constitution of India, which Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar drafted. The story of Ambedkar era will inspire generations to come and his name will remain forever so long humanity lives is beyond doubt.

During his lifetime, Babasaheb used various methods and strategies to create a society based on the values of liberty, equality, fraternity and manuski (Manuski is the Marathi word often used by Babasaheb, and it has connotations of humanity, humanness and respect for human life) through education, agitation and organization. He gave to his people self respect, dignity and most importantly moral courage to fight any odds. He started political parties, fought for the transfer of power to the untouchables, liberated Hindu women from heinous Hindu laws tainted by male chauvinism, gave representation to the untouchables and made passionate plea to include OBCs (Shudras) in the process of democratization of the Indian masses, created political and legal structure to make it possible for social democracy to take its shape in heterogeneous country like India. His achievements are innumerable.

The focus of the succeeding paragraphs is to look at what happened after 1956, in other words, where do the followers of Babasaheb stand as of today. I am going to describe the situation in general. The broader areas that I am going to look at are: education, institutions, politics, religions, and other areas which include; academics, science and research, sports, media and entertainment.  



Considerable progress is made in this area. After 1956, there are thousands of doctors, engineers and lawyers amongst the followers of Babasaheb Ambedkar and many of these professional are living well to do life. The recent trends in globalization have exposed a lot of followers of Babasaheb to the outside world. This was not possible without Babasaheb’s efforts. Despite of that majority of the Dalit population is illiterate and have no access to education. There is certainly quite an advancement, but still a long way to go in this area. However there is a considerable mass of the educated lot who can lead the movement inaugurated by Babasaheb Ambedkar.



Due to representation, one will find a good representation of Dalits in governmental or semi-governmental institutes. Though many seats go vacant, still there is a representation in these institution, which includes Executives and at the moment, the Chief Justice of India is from the untouchable background.



BSP set up a new convention and broke the myth that Dalits cant come to power. Now the BSP is the third largest party in India, with party structure established in the all the states of India.



Conversions to Buddhism are happening all over India, and followers of Babasaheb have taken Buddhist practices seriously and at the least a new culture on Buddhist values is emerging in Maharashtra which will soon spread all India.


Other areas:

In other areas like academics, Science and research, sports, media and entertainment, the participation is meager and far less compared to extent and opportunities in these areas.  There is much stride to make in these areas so that these areas are effectively influenced to make contribution in the social change in India.


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Essay on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar :

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar a great and a inspiring leader of all time had a positive view on the women empowerment. We know that the women empowerment is really a good thing for all our Indian society and even economy. We also know that women in our society mostly are discriminated because of their various reason but yet now because of the modernization and growing mind set of the people now a days women are even allowed to participate in the some aspects of the society. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar always tried and even supported the women power because even the women are the part of this modern society and all. The women empowerment is really needed for this modern society because of many reasons like the women can help out in increasing the economic status and even social status of the country. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar always tried to ensure and even women were given the equal rights as the men had. The women empowerment was always important for our society. This idea of the women empowerment was real needed but their were only some person's who always tried to encourage this idea of women empowerment even Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was among them, where the women are always given the same priority as the men were given. The rights and regulation for both men and women should be equal and on this bases there were many who did not agree it but at all all came to a point where it was decided that everyone would get same amount of rights and equality. therefore Dr. B. R. Ambedkar always had a good opinion on the women empowerment. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's contribution to our present society i.e. Indian society and democracy is really significant and even whopping. We all know that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is always consider as a good leader of all time because he knows how to lead all the people in the good manner because Dr. B. R. Ambedkar knows the way and path all the people love to go. For communal harmony Dr. B. R. Ambedkar have contributed so many things all most all, all of his life he had spent for our nation India and for it's god will of all time. Therefore we can understand that Dr. B. R. Ambedkar had contributed so much for our community or society.
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