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One Of India’s Greatest Minds And Icons Celebrated In Suva

  In 2012, the Columbia University did a list of 100 best scholars in the world. The Indian that topped the list was Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Baba
27 Apr 2017 11:00
One Of India’s Greatest Minds And Icons Celebrated In Suva
From left: Ashok Kumar Dhiman, Sandeep Halder, Member of Parliament Ashneel Sudhakar, High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal with his wife Anita, USP Associate Dean Mohit Prasad, Indian High Commission head of chancery Ravi Dutt Yadav, and second secretary Hindi Anil Sharma. Photo: Indian High Commission

 

In 2012, the Columbia University did a list of 100 best scholars in the world. The Indian that topped the list was Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Baba Saheb.

In memory of the scholar, the Indian High Commission to Fiji on Monday celebrated the 126th anniversary since his birth.

Indian High Commission to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal, said Baba Saheb fought against inhumane practices whether it was against women, untouchables (Dalits) or the labour class.

“He was a great protector of human values,” Mr Sapkal said.

“Baba Saheb was a leader who always stood up for the interests of the labourers.

“In India, there were no laws restricting work hours for labourers and they were working in inhumane conditions for 12-14 hours.

“Baba Saheb laid the foundation of the labour laws restricting work to eight hours.

“He led the community by setting his own examples and ideals and inspired all by giving mantra ‘educate, unite, fight against injustice’,” Mr Sapkal said.

According to Wikipedia, Baba Saheb was widely known as an Indian jurist, an economist, politician and social reformer.

He was the one of the greatest and most influential leaders from India who devoted his life and efforts towards bringing a positive difference in the lives of millions of poor, marginalised and lesser privileged people in India.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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