Google has today dedicated a doodle on its homepage to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on the occasion of its 125th birth anniversary. The static doodle features the word Google, and a picture of the Dalit icon in the center. Also Read - WhatsApp tips & tricks: How to download someone else’s WhatsApp Status video
Born on April 14, 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was the 14th child of Ramji Maloji Sakpal, a Subedar in the army. Born into a family of untouchables, Ambedkar’s family faced a lot of discrimination, but through it all his father encouraged his children to read Hindu Classics. In 1897, his family moved to Bombay, and Ambedkar became the first untouchable to be enrolled at Elphinstone High School. Also Read - Free Fire download on PC: How to play Free Fire on desktop for free
A brilliant student, Ambedkar obtained his degree in economics and political science from Bombay University, before moving to the US where he completed his Masters in Economics and majoring in Sociology, History, Philosophy and Anthropology. In 1916, he would then receive his PhD from Columbia University. Also Read - This app gets over 10 billion downloads on Google Play store
After moving back to India, Ambedkar actively participated in India’s Freedom movement. He led the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination of Dalits, women and labor. After gaining independence, the new Congress government invited Amdefkar to serve as the nation’s first Law Minister. He was later also appointed as the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, charged by the Assembly to write India’s new Constitution.
In 1990, he was awarded with the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. In his memory, a number of educational institutions are named after him, and a movie too was released based on his life called A Journey of Samyak Buddha.