SALUTING THE ARCHITECT

The nation once again salutes the architect of the Constitution of India, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as it celebrates the Constitution Day today on his 127th birth anniversary. Dr Ambedkar’s appeal remains undiminished among the cross sections of Indian society even today. The main objective of the celebration is to uphold the ideals and values of the Constitution and create an India that will make its founding fathers proud. The real success behind such celebration can be achieved only by the active participation of the citizens of this great nation who need to make it sure that the purpose of the celebration does not remain confined to formality but the aims and objectives should appear to have been translated on ground in the true spirit. There is a need to recall the Preamble of Indian Constitution especially in all the educational institutions across the nation in order to make even the school going children aware about the spirit and purpose of the Constitution of India, for which it is the youth which has to strive as they form a substantial part of Indian society. Today being the birth anniversary of the great visionary leader Dr Ambedkar multiple programmes were organized by various agencies in the form of debates and discussions on the role of Dr Ambedkar in framing the Indian Constitution. Today it is the right occasion to realize that the basic philosophy embedded in our constitution is that of building an egalitarian society without fear or bias and ensuring that the people elect the government of their choice. It needs to be well understood that the Constituent Assembly which met for 166 days over two years, 11 months and 18 days devised the basic political system of the republic in such a form that its ideals flourish forever. Therefore when we celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar the framer of our Constitution, we once again reaffirm our faith in those ideals which should be reflected in our day to day life. Let us follow the fountainhead of all laws i.e. the Indian Constitution in letter and spirit. Our Constitution is a ray of hope that symbolises harmony, opportunity, people’s participation and equality. Let us leave no stone unturned to achieve the goals set by the great leader for the Indian Society. So let all the Indians right from the grass roots level to those in the highest temple of Indian democracy take a pledge to uphold the ideals and values of the Constitution by making these ideals part and parcel of their daily life. This undoubtedly will be the greatest tribute to Dr Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar who could have lived a luxurious life but dedicated it for the upliftment of the downtrodden in India.