What Dr. Ambedkar Said On Independence/Freedom Day (15th August)


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“It is not enough to have just a politically independent India. What is also needed is to have an Indian nation where every citizen will have religious and political rights, so that every person will have equal opportunity to develop.”

Independence Day - Dr Ambedkar

“Independence is no doubt a matter of joy. But let us not forget that this independence has thrown on us greater responsibilities. By independence, we have lost the excuse of blaming the British for anything going wrong. If hereafter things go wrong, we will have nobody to blame except ourselves. There is a greater danger of things going wrong. Times are fast changing.”

Independence Day by Dr Ambedkar

“There is no nation of Indians in the real sense of the world, it is yet to be created. In believing we are a nation, we are cherishing a great delusion. How can people divided into thousand of castes be a nation? The sooner we realise that we are not yet a nation, in a social and psychological sense of the world, the better for us.”

Dr Ambedkar on Independence Day

“Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person, whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One, whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one’s existence.”

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What is freedom as per Dr Ambedkar

“I call him free who with his conscience awake realises his rights, responsibilities and duties.”

Who is Free as per Dr Ambedkar

While others were only fighting for the freedom of India, Babasaheb Ambedkar was fighting for two freedom struggles i.e. freedom for the country and also freedom of untouchables which no one else fights for. He is the true son of India.

Independence Day as per Dr Ambedkar

“He who is not a slave of circumstances and is always ready and striving to change them in his favour, I call him free. One who is not a slave of usage, customs, of meaningless rituals and ceremonies, of superstitions and traditions; whose flame of reason has not been extinguished, I call him a free man.”

Who is free - Dr Ambedkar

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      SANDEEP

      You need to quote reference of Babasaheb where said this and with ref of Vol no. Part no. And page no.
      Next time before any information update keep in your mind…
      And then update any post with reference
      Thank you
      Jai Bhim
      Jai Prabuddha Bharat
      Jai Prabuddha Vishva

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