Babasaheb Ambedkar,the architect of India`s Constitution may no longer be with us yet his great legacy continues on.For centuries Indians had been divided into the varna system.The people at the lower rung of this social stratification had been exploited and mistreated for centuries.They had been denied basic rights like using water from wells designated for higher castes.They had been denied the right to education and were instead forced to do menial jobs.Often Dalit women were exploited by upper caste men.The plight of the Dalits was in a way no different from the black people in the cotton plantations of pre Civil War era America. When it seemed that there could be no hope for these people a revolutionary man took up the cause of the Dalits.With sturdy determination and unending zeal he launched his crusade against the social ills that were prevalent against the Dalit community.It seemed his task was so difficult that very few people would dare to stand in his shoes.Yet Babasaheb took it all in his stride and went on preaching the Dalits the mantra to their upliftment-educate,organize,agitate.His vision for a better India included the upliftment of not only the backward classes like Dalits,Shudras etc but also the empowerment of women.His finest hour came when he was made the chairman of the Drafting Commission of the constituition.The Indian Constitution is his magnum opus. As proud Indians it is our duty that we do not forget this great individual and honour him.Sometimes the outcome of history is determined by the strength of arms,other times by happenstance.Yet the fate of one sixty million Dalits was determined by the great vision and will of one man,Babasaheb,the only Dalit in Indian history who provided true leadership to the Dalits and wanted their upliftment.It was his hope that India becomes the land of dreams and let us ensure that his dream becomes a reality. A big salute to Babasaheb from me. JAI BHIM!!!