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MAHMUL 02935/2011

GLOBAL ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Half Yearly
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RELEVANCE OF THOUGH'S OF DR. BABASAHEB


AMBEDKAR FOR MAKING SUPER POWER INDIA
Dr. Kanderavaji S. Kale
College of Arts,
Kowad, Dist. Kolhapur.

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RESEARCH PAPER - ECONOMICS

Introduction:Modern India has seen many great men and leaders whose contribution has been
immense. One such man of The great vision and brilliance was Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Dr.
Ambedkar was a multi-Faceted personality. It is vision of India differed from that of
other Indian leaders of his time. Undoubtedly rendered sterling service to the nation often
his great and lofty ideals were misunderstood or miss interpreted. But, if one closely
examines the ideas of Dr. Ambedkar one can understand and appreciate their usefulness
and relevance to modern India.
While one of the superpower's of the world called Japan at least thought. So in
1900 is undergoing trial and tribulations of cutaustropic earthquake and tsunami effects
and Japanese folk are facing this devastation with smile on their face and resilience in their
spirit our Indian brethren both young and old dream and cherish such higher and nobler
aspirations as becoming ourselves a world super power. This is in away a healthy and
worthy sign of seeing far away and doing far too much within ashort span of time and
heading toward such soaring horizon. As a point of thought this a topic of restoring our

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golden age and letting the dark age never rise again of grasping the contemporary situations
and grabbing the existing opportunities in this age of LPG. Competitions, and of revising
once more Ambedkar thoughts in terms of his vision and Indian Republics Contribution in
making Buddhist humanism and Ambedkar foresightedness the global values. This article
attempts to shed light on some of the salient featurs of this theme hereunder.
The success of India as world's second fastest growing economy. The member
ship of UNSC, the appreciation form G-20 group and sustained economy in situation
where even developed countries are feeling heat of recession is laudable. It is very rightly
said that the economical growth must be presided by social and political growth but
unfortunately the social and political development are not in tandem with economic growth.
India ranks 7th in the world as per GDP in 2010. Economic development in India is not
synchronization with the social and political development these aspects are complementary
to each other and progress in all three will lead India towards superpower. Whenever it
comes to the social and political development and justice Dr. Ambedkar, Father of India
Constitution, is the Hero strikes the mind. Educated at the London School of Economics
and Columbia University, New York and called to the Bar, Dr. Ambedkar was one of the
most highly educated members of this generation. Heir to the traditions of rationalism and
liberalism he was believer in constitutional means but also deployed the theatre of public
protest to considerable strategic effect. While he Lived he wrote analytically and
polemically. Organised assemblies of political activity and platforms for debate. Planned
and executed movements of social reform and political protest, designed Far-reaching
legal reforms, and pondered over the civilisational problem of reconciling a progressive
and rationalist outlook with the apparent inability of the Indian mind, across castes, to
abandon religious practice and a sense of the seared.
Relevance of Ambedkar ThoughtsDespite of his contribution to shape the modern India, Dr. Ambedakar, an
Indian Jurist, political leader, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, rolife
writer, economist, scholar, editor revolutionary and a revivalist for Buddhism in India is
portrayed as a leader of the 'dalit' community and nothing else. Partly it is the fault of the
Indian Political leadership in the post in dependent era. It succeeded in its effort to

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marginalize him politically. But equally it is the fault of the community itself for having
projected him exclusively as its own leader. It is my conviction that in reality we have had
only two major personalities who could be considered the founding fathers of modern
India. Vallabhbhai Patel unified and organized whatever bits and pieces left of a brutally
partitioned Geographical entity into anation state. Dr. Ambedkar provided the cementing
Frame work in the form From of the constitution that gave the newly born state a measure
of feasibility and stability. There is enough ground for suspicion that the present Indian
political class which seeks to honer Ambedkar by awarding posthumous titles, instituting
fellowships and other memorials, is doing all this not for genuinely honoring the departed
leader but with the very utilitarian - selfish motive of securing the votes of those in whom
he tried to instill a sense of self- respect.
Dr. Ambedkar thought is based on Buddhist philosophy. Buddhist philosophy is
based on humanism. Today the international organizations like united nations declared
human rights charter for all countries to adopt and enforce. There are widespread
movements across the globe against the violation of human rights. Every country including
India is committed to maintain his or her clean report about this and is answerable in the
sessions of united Nations conferences from time to time the international court sees to it
that Justice is done with regard to the atrocities and aggression against any individual of
group or nation or society Dr. Ambedkar's slogan for the change or transformation of
social life is through education, agitation and organization, his national contribution to
India is the constitution of India based on the three principles of life namely liberty, equality
and fraternity. These principles can assure justice to the citizens of India in the social,
economic and political spheres. Dr Ambedkar's vision of the transformation of the world
is through making the world righteous by observing the principle of Ashtang marg and live
in living Nitvan and annihilate the total suffering of humanity.
India's journey was started in 1947. India became overnight the first poor country
in the world to be a full-scale democracy. India was united, and made democratic, by a
team of rivals sinking their differences to work together in a large cause. The phrase in
quotes is borrowed from a book by an American historian, Which deals with how Abraham
Lincoln worked with his political adversaries in seeing the united stated safely in and out

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of a bloody civil war. But it applies with equal force to the circumstances of newly
independent India, when men and women of clashing temperaments and opposed
ideologies likewise came together in the interests of their nation. And there was, of course,
the challenge of the multiplicity of religions in India, with nearly every religion well
represented, it was really a difficult task for Dr. Ambedkar to frame the constitution,
Indian chose to have a solidly secular constitution and it is as a secular democracy that
India has flourished secularism has been threatened form time to time by actions of sectarian
groups, but the secularism instilled in constitution of India has been chosen again and
again by the people of India. The last time in the Indian general elections in 2004. In the
political field. Indians success today is a firm vindication of what 60 years ago, it breathlessly
tried to achieve.
At the end of his life Dr. Ambedkar embraced Budhism with lakhs of his followers
to adopt this very way of life and aspired to make India Buddhist so that the world could
be transformed into a righteous existence. There is need to this leadership on the part of
India and her leaders since Ambedkar's appeal is universal it is possible for other countries
to follow the suit and align with the like minded nations. There are already twenty one
Buddhist Countries and every sixth person in the world population is a Buddhist so his
dream of transforming the existing system into righteous one is pragmatic and materialized
through united and committed world forum of like minded world communities last year
the united nations world forum of religions awarded with consensus of all religious leaders
including Islam. Christianity, Jen, Parsi, Zorostrian etc. Recognition to Buddhist community
for their religion as the best religion of the world. But none of the Buddhist Community
accepted this award on the ground that Buddhism is not a monopoly of Buddhists and it
is a property of the humanity and therefore such award gesture is welcome but it should
be given to any other community in the name of universal contribution by humanity, and
not just one selected Buddhist community such a selfless and loving kindness with
understanding of right usness can come forth from the enlightened minds only. so Buddhism
as enunciated by Dr. Ambedkar is a worthy project to be undertaken by every citizen of
the world. Socially the crime rate in Buddhist Countries is least literacy is maximum,
gender discrimination is non- existent. caste- classs- untouchability- race- colour, place

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of birth problem are spectacular by their absence in Buddhist countries. They bave no
record of violence or war on the basis of religion They are committed to the philosophy
of change. Selflessness and eradication of suffering from the face of the earth.
Dr. Ambedkar looked at some of the consequences of the montague-chelmsford
reforms in provincial finances what he cites from the dispatch of the secretary of state
could have been written now 'If the financial stability of the provinces is not to be
undermined, with ultimate jeopardy to the Government of India itself, it is impossible to
contemplate the continuance of a series of provincial deficits financed by borrowing either
direct from the public or from the central Government the similarity does not end the
provinces proposed and increase in their resources by revising the financial arrangements
enunciated in the act what the secretary of The state said in 1922, might have been said
by the finance minister today "Equilibrium can only be achieved by reduction of
expenditure and the adoption of measures which will lead to an increase in revenue".
Ambedkar of course is scathing towards what he calls the "Very unreasonable attitude"
of the provinces and points out how they have all failed their duty. Years later in 1939, he
was to remark that patriotism vanishes when you touch a man's pocket and I am sure
that the states representatives will prefer their own financial interest to the necessities of a
common frant Babasaheb gave at most importance to the political rights and equality of
political power to every citizen of India the country in modern world are now given right
to vote woman and Arabia is now starting co-education. This is bestowed by Ambedkar
on us long back he struggled towards adequate representation of backward sections in
politics and administration. Had There not been pune pact the situation ould have been
better for leadership of back ward classes. Today due to political culture either they do
not get the power or they are de facto power holders. In the scenario of political disability
in western Asia northern African we realize the importance of our constitution. The political
stability assured by constitution not only ensures us peaceful life but also the life itself. It is
our success to sustain the growth as largest democracy in the world the inability of countries
like Nepal in electing their representative in sixteen rounds of election and framing the
constitution and failure of protection against incidents like killings blasphemy as in Pakistan
make us feel more fortunate.

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ConclusionIt seems Dr. Ambedkar wanted India to be a super power and far sighted all
social economical and political problems long back and it has also provided solutions to
them to administer smoothly on the principles of equality, fraternity and liberty and solution
as we follow are incorporated in Indian constitution which is as relevant as today it as it
was in 1950 been enacted and the constitution. And thoughts of Dr. Ambedkar if followed
diligently India world be superpower in all sense making her true incredible India, and
Indian national flag bears at. its center the wheel of righteousness. its currency bears on it
the fearless symbol of four lions facing four directions and the seat of the Lok sabha
speaker is illumined in the backdrop of the Buddhist aphorism Dhamma chakkra pravartan
i.e. Rolling the wheel of righteousness for the happiness, welfare care and enlightenment
of humanity. Thus Dr. Ambedkar Thought is full of potential and energy to keep on
turning the wheel of righteousness across the world and transforming the existing world of
LPG or liberalization, Privatization and globalization into liberty or thought, expression,
belief, worship and religion, into state socialism and into right universal understanding.

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