Far-famed as the "Father of the Indian Constitution," Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891. And as a tribute to this national icon, 14 April is observed as Ambedkar Jayanti across India.
Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, also a Bharat Ratna Awardee spent most of his life toiling for the upliftment of Dalits and those from the underprivileged communities. Being a Dalit himself and a social reformer, Ambedkar changed the map of India. He is also popularly credited to be the power behind the Dalit Buddhist Movement in India. Besides playing a pivotal role in drafting the Indian Consitution, Ambedkar also had a hand in the establishment of the Reserve Bank of India.
To celebrate this auspicious day, we have compiled a list of famous things and places in India named after Dr BR Ambedkar. Have a look!
Dr Ambedkar Mani Mandapam,Chennai
Located in the Adyar Estuary on Greenways Roads in Mandhavelipakkamin, Dr Ambedkar Mani Mandapam is a memorial dedicated to B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constituation.
Dr Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
Located in New Delhi, Dr Ambedkar Stadium is a football stadium. The stadium is titled in homage of Dr Bhimrao Ahmedakar. It inaugurated in 2007 and has a capacity of 35,000. It is currently utilised for football matches.
Ambedkar Memorial Park, Lucknow
Formally known as Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal, Ambedkar Memorial Park is a public park and monument in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The park also sanctifies the lives and memories of Birsa Munda, Jyotirao Phule, Narayana Guru, Kanshi Ram, Shahuji Maharaj, and all those who've dedicated their life for humanity, social justice and equality.
Bhim Janmabhoomi, Ahmedabad
Bhim Janmabhoomi is a memorial sanctified to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and it is located at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. The local government established this grand memorial on Ambedkar's 100th birth Anniversary - 14 April 1991. It was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Sunder Lal Patwa
Dr B. R. Ambedkar Memorial Park
The Dr B. R. Ambedkar Memorial Park or Dr B. R. Ambedkar Smriti Vanam is a monument dedicated to B. R. Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution and champion of human rights. The memorial is located at Inavolu village in Thullar Mandal, Andhra Pradesh. The height of the statue of Ambedkar is 127 feet (39 m).
Ambedkar National Congress, Telangana
Ambedkar National Congress is a political party formed in Telangana. The party strives for the rights of Dalits. Mr Mohammed Kazam Ali Khan is the originator and President of ANC.
Dr Ambedkar Nagar, Indore
Dr Ambedkar Nagar, commonly known as Mhow, is a cantonment in the Indore district in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. It is located 23 kilometres south-west of Indore city, towards Mumbai on the old Mumbai-Agra Road. The town was renamed as Dr Ambedkar Nagar in 2003, by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The airport is located at Sonegaon, 8 km (5 mi) South-West of Nagpur. The airport covers an area of 1355 acres (548 hectares). In 2005, it was named after B. R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium, Faizabad
Also known as Faizabad Sports Complex, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium is part of a multi-million project for a sports complex in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, financed by the state government.
The spot is an international standard sports complex being built along NH96 (Sultanpur to Faizabad highway) a few 100 m away from Faizabad Airport.
The modern sports complex would have a synthetic track, astroturf, synthetic track, Olympic-size swimming pool, hostels, cricket field, hostels and other required facilities.