The role of B. R. Ambedkar in the Indian Constitution Class 8 Notes | EduRev

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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar to his name was one of the tallest jurist, philanthropist, Dalit, orator, philosopher, revolutionary & champion of depressed castes of all times in India.
Before we begin with his contributions regarding constitution allow me a small introduction about his life:
He was born in Mahar caste in the town of Ambadave in Ratnagiri district of present day of Maharashtra, he was born to a Dalit family & throughout life was subjected to discrimination of all forms. Although there are several instances of discrimination against him but one needs a special mention.
In his school he was not allowed to sit inside the class with higher caste students & when he was thirsty a peon from upper caste had to pour water from top thus in days when peon was absent he didn't get water, this was mentioned in several writings by him where he excerpts ‘No Peon No water’ these life lessons moulded him from infancy.
Now regarding Constitution a resolution was passed on Constituent Assembly on 29th August, 1947 appointing a Drafting Committee comprising of 7 members along with B. R. Ambedkar as its chairman & the committee would draft the future Constitution of the country.

Notably his contributions regarding constitution were;

  • His concept of State was a federation in normalcy but unitary during emergency.
  • Centre was made stronger as implementation of specific laws required firm implementation by the centre for which it needed to be stronger.
  • Judicial review under Article 32 of the Constitution & called it the heart & soul of the Constitution.
  • Propounded Directive principles to be the instrument of instructions to legislature & executive on the matters of exercise of powers.
  • Sought for abolition of privileges on the basis of caste or status.
  • Abolition of untouchability & forced labour to achieve the ideals of “One man, one value” & “One man, one vote”.
  • Sought for equality of opportunities for all people of the land and observed it to be important of all rights in the country.

Truly Ambedkar is a gem to the country and in the speech by Barrack Obama he referred him to be great & revered Champion of Human Rights, Prof Amartya sen called him the father of my economics while Narendra Jadhav referred him to be highest educated economist of all times.

His consistent struggle against discrimination and persistent attempt for emancipation of equality from the shackles of age old caste & religious barriers which has been utmostly conveyed in the Constitution make him the greatest contributors till date.

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