Dr Ambedkar’s speech – I
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on January 27, 2013
I love the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s speech delivered at time of presenting the constitution to constituent assembly for voting on 25 November 1949.
I’ll present it bit by bit as time permits. Here is how he concluded his speech to adjourn the assembly and that defines who was the Dr Ambedkar, beloved Babasaheb.
…Independence is no doubt a matter of joy. But let us not forget that this independence has thrown on us great responsibilities. By independence, we have lost the excuse of blaming the British for anything going wrong. If hereafter things go wrong, we will have nobody to blame except ourselves. There is great danger of things going wrong.
Times are fast changing. People including our own are being moved by new ideologies. They are getting tired of Government by the people. They are prepared to have Governments for the people and are indifferent whether it is Government of the people and by the people. If we wish to preserve the Constitution in which we have sought to enshrine the principle of Government of the people, for the people and by the people, let us resolve not to be tardy in the recognition of the evils that lie across our path and which induce people to prefer Government for the people to Government by the people, nor to be weak in our initiative to remove them.
That is the only way to serve the country. I know of no better.
Source: Parliament of Bharat