[WSMDiscuss] A Tribute to Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar at Gray's Inn and LSE

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Mon Aug 16 14:06:18 CEST 2021

Dear Friends

Greetings! On the links given belowyou could read about some events which were organized to honour Babasaheb Dr.B. R. Ambedkar at Gray’s Inn and LSE in London recently. These reflect Ambedkar’slife and his quest for academic excellence amidst a situation wherein it was notpossible to even dream about such glory in life. 


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Gray’s Inn, London, Postedon 13 July 2021



Dr B. R. Ambedkar(1891–1956) was Called to the Bar by Gray's Inn. He was a crusader forsocial justice and was the chief architect of India’s Constitutionwhich secured social and fundamental legal rights and equality for itscitizens. 


Thepainting was unveiled in Hall on 30 June 2021 and the small (Covid-19 Secure)gathering was attended by our Master Treasurer, Ali Malek QC, and distinguishedguests including Sujat Ambedkar (Dr. Ambedkar’s greatgrandson), Dr Suraj Yengde,  David Newens and Lord David Altonof Liverpool. 




Exhibition:“Educate. Agitate. Organise.”

Ambedkar and LSE

Daniel Payne, LSE,London 



BhimraoRamji Ambedkar, affectionately known as “Babasaheb” (“Respected Father”) led anextraordinary life. Born in 1891 in India to a poor family belonging to a Dalitcommunity (referred to at that time as “Untouchables”; considered to be thelowest of the social hierarchy and outside of the Hindu caste system), he facedextreme discrimination and segregation throughout his life. He went on to gaintwo doctorates from LSE and Columbia University, and was also called to the barat Gray’s Inn. A brilliant scholar of social justice, Ambedkar fought for therepresentation and rights of Dalit communities and was involved in theIndependence movement in India; he was Chair of the Drafting Committee for theIndian constitution.  





Umakant,Ph. D 



My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality. 
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