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Ambedkar Jayanti is a national event observed every year on April 14, 2021. An important point to note is that in some of the Southern states, not all of the institutions and organizations regularly consider it to be a holiday.

On this auspicious event of Ambedkar Jayanti, it is generally a norm that the Prime Minister of India, as well as the leaders of several political parties, pay their tributes to his great statue situated inside the Parliament premises, New Delhi.

The History of Ambedkar Jayanti Festival

This event is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar who was a politician, anthropologist, economist and philosopher and the prestigious architect of the Indian Constitution.

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He was born into a very poor family, hence, started to protest against the caste system of India right from an early age. Later in life, he then decided to convert his faith and practice the teachings of Lord Buddha. Furthermore, he was then looked upon as an attractive force in the huge rise of converts to Buddhism. A large number of people belonging to several lower castes converted into Buddhists and started worshipping Lord Buddha. They then went on to create large movements to impact Indian society for change and growth out of primitive mindsets and cultural limitations. 

For the unversed, the great Dr Ambedkar was indeed the very first untouchable in the society to ever educate himself and be determined to complete his degrees in the university. He was a brilliant student and got awarded with a magnificent law degree and several doctorates for his studies in law and politics. He gained a great name in society as an outstanding student and scholar of law as well as participated in many campaigns for political rights and social freedom. His campaigns almost always aimed to support and promote the poorest of the poor in the caste system, who were none other than the “untouchables” of society.

In the year of 1927, Dr Ambedkar carried out and peacefully conducted a march locally at a place called Mahad in the state of Maharashtra in India. It was this very march that gradually developed and contributed to drafting rights that were equal in nature for lower caste untouchable people who earlier were not even permitted to touch or even get a slight taste of the water of the great Lake of Chawdar.

Major Attractions of Ambedkar Jayanti

1. Dr Ambedkar Stadium New Delhi. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, this is a large football stadium. The stadium is named after Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. It was built in the year 2007 and has a great capacity to accommodate more than 37,000 fans. 

2. Ambedkar Memorial Park Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Memorial Park was created in the honour of Dr Ambedkar. The park is known for purifying the lives of the likes of Jyotirao Phule, Narayana Guru, Kanshi Ram, and several others who served and devoted their time for the sole purpose of humanity and equality.

3. Memorial Bhim Janmabhoomi Ahmedabad. A must-visit site, the government of India built this great memorial to celebrate the 100th birth Anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. It was further established by the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. 

4. Memorial Park of Dr Ambedkar. This monument is dedicated to Dr Ambedkar, the Lord of human rights. The memorial is ideally situated in a small village in Andhra Pradesh. The estimated height of Ambedkar’s portrait is 125 ft.

How to Reach

Delhi is the most historic and culturally significant place to visit for those who love to venture and savour the taste of India’s ancient monuments. From the major metropolitan cities of India, it is situated at a total distance of 1,420, 2,163, 1,510 and 1,565 km from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Hyderabad. 

You can arrive in Delhi through the following means of transportation as per your convenience. 

By Air. The main airport of New Delhi is the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Indigo, AirIndia, Vistara are some of the main airlines that have great links with Delhi and other cities of India. However, in order to arrive at Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Stadium, one can take a cab since it is just around 17 km away from the airport. You can also choose to use the metro.

By Road. Delhi has well-established roads in most of the areas making it easy to move around this crowded city. You can use interstate local buses to travel around Delhi or hire a cab. The following routes will definitely help you know your way around Delhi and prevent you from getting lost among the crowds. 

  • Ahmedabad to Delhi – 944 km via NH 48
  • Mumbai to Delhi – 1426 km via NH 48
  • Kolkata to Delhi – 1515 km via AH 1
  • Hyderabad to Delhi – 1567 km via NH 44
  • Lucknow to Delhi - 557 km via Taj Express Highway
  • Kanpur to Delhi - 490 km via NH19
  • Jaipur to Delhi- 270 km via NH48
  • Agra to Delhi - 234 km via Taj Express Highway 

ISBT Terminal which is the interstate bus terminal in Delhi is one of the biggest terminals in entire India. 

By Train. Delhi offers a large number of railway platforms. New Delhi Railway Station one of the fastest moving train stations in Delhi. On the contrary, Old Delhi station is comparatively old fashioned. You can easily reach Delhi by train from these cities.

  • Jaipur – Take the Swarna J Raj Express through Jaipur Junction and get down at New Delhi Railway Junction
  • Indore – Take the Malwa Express  from Indore Junction and get down at New Delhi Railway Station 

The nearest station most frequently visited and also a well-loved destination is the Chandi Chowk Metro Station located less than 3 km away.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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