Over 100 plus worldwide, the Bahujan organization celebrates in-person and online to commemorate the 195th Rashtrapita Mahatma Jyotirao Phule’s birth anniversary & 131st Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. British Columbia, Canada, Michigan and Colorado states in the United States of America issued a proclamation declaring April 14th as an Equity Day and Equality Day.
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s last message (Reference: Reminiscences and Remembrances of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar) “Whatever I have done, I have been able to do after passing through crushing miseries and endless struggle all my life and fighting with my opponents. With great difficulty, I have brought this caravan where it is seen today. Let the caravan march on despite the hurdles that may come in its way. If my lieutenants cannot take the caravan ahead, they should leave it there, but in no circumstances should they allow the caravan to go back. This is the message to my people.”
By looking at the current scenario with the global Ambedkarite movement, I am confident that we all will take his caravan to the next level.
There is a spate of local Ambedkarite organizations in major cities around the world that are not only celebrating their important events with the local community by increasing awareness of Ambedkar’s thoughts and his struggle to get rights for the Bahujan community. Dr. Ambedkar fights to eradicate old caste-based discrimination. He was an architect of India’s Constitution to build modern India based on the principle of liberty, equality, and fraternity despite their language, culture, race, gender, nationality, and religion.
Each anniversary falls in April, and it has been celebrated at various levels like medical camps (Eyecare, blood donation, regular checkup ); 18 hrs. Ongoing studies in Vihara’s and study circles, Running or marathons events, Essay competitions, book distribution, Debates, Speeches, intellectual talks in the local university, musical programs, Cultural Activity, DJ, Dance, and many more. Every local Buddha, Vihara, Phule, and Ambedkar Status have some events to respect their leaders and remember their community contributions. This event brings us together not only to remember him but also to pay back to society.
The Bahujan community comes together from all over the world like The United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Lebanon, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Brunei, Oman, Qatar, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, and of course India. Most of the Indian Embassy and Indian consulates celebrate this day at their respective places.
Please find the event schedule along with the date, timings, and joining details for various events that are being organized around the world
Written By- Mahesh Wasnik
(Automotive Engineer based in Detroit, Michigan)
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