Today, Dr B R Ambedkar certainly outshines every other leader in terms of public acceptance, opined University of Mysore Registrar Prof C Basavaraju, here on Monday.
He was speaking after inaugurating the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar organised by UOM School of Law at its auditorium.
Addressing the students, he said that “Dr Ambedkar was a simplistic symbol: An architect of the Constitution, a great nationalist, father of reservations, a liberal democrat, a great parliamentarian, a saviour of Dalits, a Buddhist and above all he is a divine personality of Indian history.”
Further he said that Ambedkar’s vision of equality; liberty and fraternity were influenced by great philanthropists like Buddha and Basavanna. Buddha was a synonym of knowledge, but now United Nations has declared Dr Ambedkar’s birthday as World Knowledge Day. Thus, Ambedkar stands out as a charismatic personality, he added.
Mysore District Journalists’ Association President K Deepak, University of Mysore Shcool of Law Director Dr K B Kempegowda, Department of Studies in Law Chairman Dr T R Maruthi were present.