Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated in India on 14th April, on the birth anniversary of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (B.R. Ambedkar), the father of the Indian Constitution. Dr. Ambedkar immensely contributed to the development of free India as we see today. I have given some speeches of varying word lengths for readers, to be used on Ambedkar Jayanti.
Short and Long Speech on Ambedkar Jayanti
Good morning everyone present here – Principal Sir, teachers, and others. As you all know that we are here to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti and commemorate the birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, also popularly called ‘Babasaheb’.
When we hear his name, we instantly relate him to the Constitution of India. That’s pretty obvious because he was the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee and is also known as the ‘Father of the Constitution’.
But, Babasaheb’s works and social stature transcended beyond the act of drafting the Constitution. Long before he was given the responsibility of drafting the Constitution; he was a social reformer and a quite popular one at that.
Throughout his life, he brought several reforms and led protests, demanding equal rights for the Dalits and untouchables. For the Dalits of India, Babasaheb was like a God. They revered him and religiously followed his every word. But, the great man, also fought for the rights of oppressed and poor irrespective of their class and caste.
It is a day to remember that great noble soul and to honor his beliefs, teachings, and works. We must pledge to make India a country as he had once dreamt.
You all have been a wonderful audience. Thank You!!
Good morning Principal sir, respected teachers, and my friends. There have been few men in the history who were able to leave a mark; fewer still were those who became the national ideals and command immense respect even after they are long gone.
Today, we have gathered here to celebrate the birth anniversary of one of mother India’s greatest son of the soil, whose contribution to the nation, cannot be forgotten.
As many of you already know that I am talking about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and today on 14th April the nation celebrates his birthday.
The contribution of Babasaheb, as he was fondly called, to a free and independent India was immense and unmatchable. He was the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee and also single-handedly completed the laborious task of preparing a Constitution that guarantees equality and fundamental rights to all.
I have no doubt in my mind that he was a statesman and visionary par excellence. No one else could have drafted the Constitution better than Babasaheb. He thoroughly studied Constitutions from around the world for nearly two years to create the Indian Constitution.
The liberties, freedom, and equality that the Constitution guarantees us and that we so dearly enjoy, have been made possible only due to Babasaheb. Had the man wouldn’t have born; many still would be living a life of misery and untouchability.
What Babasaheb did for the Dalits, untouchables, and also for the people of India, could not be forgotten. The day calls for a huge celebration in the honor of the father of the Indian Constitution; nevertheless, we must also remember his contribution in building the India of today.
Let us take a pledge that we will desist social evils like untouchability and bring glory to the nation as the great man had desired.
With this, I might wish to end my speech. Thank You!!
Good Morning respected Principal Sir, teachers, guests, and to my dear friends/colleagues. As you all know that today is 14th April and we are celebrating the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar or Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar also popular as Babasaheb among his admirers and followers.
We know him as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’, also as the man who, throughout his life fought for the rights of the Dalits and untouchables of India. There was no man in India during those days who could even match his popularity with the oppressed untouchables of India. They actually revered him like a God.
He was a champion of secularism and equality, who had this impeccable vision to draft the best Constitution for India and its citizens. This is the day to not only commemorate his birth but also a day to give credence to the changes he brought to the Indian society and the untouchables.
For Babasaheb, life wasn’t easy during the childhood days. Perhaps, his bitter experiences as a child had shaped his mind and future course of life. Born as an untouchable himself; Babasaheb wasn’t bereft of the practice of untouchability and faced its wrath even as a child. Though he went to school, he wasn’t allowed to drink water from the same container as the higher caste students. Isn’t it disheartening?
This kind of treatment could have turned any child into a cynic or a rogue, but not Babasaheb. He rather chose to go on the path of education and reforms. Little during his childhood, he would have known about the impacts he was going to make as an adult.
Rest is history my dear friends. We all know Babasaheb’s contribution to an India post-Independence and bringing the untouchables to the mainstream of the society.
There are also some lesser-known facts about Babasaheb that I would like to share with my listeners today.
It is actually a misconception to think that Dr. Ambedkar fought only for the untouchables. Those who know history well will acknowledge the fact that Babasaheb fought for justice and equality of women, children, poor and oppressed, irrespective of whether they were Dalits or not.
How many of you know that he was also a lexicographer and had compiled Pali/English dictionary.
His resilient fight for an equal society has given political recognition to the Indian Dalits, for the first time in history.
There are hundreds of good works by Babasaheb that wouldn’t be possible to mention in this speech. What we should remember is that – despite all the good that Babasaheb left after him; the untouchability in our society still remains.
Even today, after 73 years on Independence, there are millions who are not treated in the way the Constitution guarantees them. My dear friends, as long as the untouchability remains; as long as there remains only a single human treated unfairly due to his/her caste, skin color, or occupation – the dreams of Babasaheb of a socially united India, could never be accomplished.
Felicitate his portraits; garland his statues, as he was indeed a great man only born rarely in centuries. But also do remember that we have to take his legacy forward and have to build a secularly and communally united India as he had envisioned. That would be the only fitting tribute to Babasaheb and his dreams.
With this, I might wish to end my speech. Hoping that we all acknowledge the fact that equality among the masses is what will put the nation on the path of progress and bring peace and prosperity.
You all have been a wonderful audience! Thank you very much!!