Today, on December 6, the nation commemorates Mahaparinirvan Diwas, marking the solemn occasion of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's passing, the visionary architect of the Indian Constitution. Revered for his pivotal role in shaping India's constitutional framework, Dr. Ambedkar's legacy reverberates profoundly through his contributions to social justice and equality.
One of the fundamental concepts associated with this day is 'Parinirvana,' a term rooted in Buddhism, signifying the attainment of nirvana or liberation both in life and after death. In Sanskrit, 'Parinirvana' delineates the ultimate release of the soul from the body upon death, echoing the profound spiritual ascension associated with the Buddhist ideology of nirvana.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered heartfelt tributes to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on this solemn occasion. In a statement shared on X, PM Modi hailed him as an immortal champion of social harmony, emphasizing Dr. Ambedkar's lifelong commitment to uplifting the marginalized and oppressed sections of society. Modi's message encapsulated reverence and respect, acknowledging Ambedkar's unparalleled dedication to the welfare of the exploited and deprived.
"Pujya Baba Saheb, along with being the architect of the Indian Constitution, was an immortal champion of social harmony, who dedicated his life to the welfare of the exploited and the deprived. My respectful obeisances to him today on his Mahaparinirvana day," stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The day serves not only as a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar's legacy but also as a reminder of his unwavering commitment to fostering social equality and justice. As the nation honors his memory, it also reflects upon the enduring values of inclusivity and empowerment that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar advocated throughout his life, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of Indian society.