14th April! What is our Birthday gift to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar?

Life Coach Mahendra Ingle

Published in Issue V, April 2014

Self analytical personal leadership development series.

Dear brothers and sisters, continuing with our previous articles on personal leadership grooming series we have arrived in the historic month of April. Where spiritually connected “Mentor and  Disciple”   birthday fall in same week.  14th April is Birth anniversary of Hon Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and on 11th April, 2014 is Birth anniversary of father of revolutionary movement Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. Even though Dr Babasaheb could not meet Mahatma Phule in real life, series of research books written by Mahatma Phule guided Dr Babasaheb throughout life. Hence, he accepted and declared Mahatma Phule as his guru.


Since it’s a birthday time and throughout world it’s a huge celebrations with great pride, this month’s article on Self analytical personal leadership development series has analogy and base of birthday and birthday gifts. Every one of us celebrate birthdays of our dear and near ones.


If it’s child’s birthday, parents arrange for all food and fun party for kids’ friends and relatives. If it’s birthday of adults, there’s emphatic urge and rush to give surprise gifts to birthday boys/girls and gifts are strategically selected keeping in mind likings and nature of birthday boy/girl. The person whose birthday is being celebrated in return makes sure that guest get delicious food and ensure that party atmosphere is created.


From today this year onwards let’s say and we all also strongly believe that Dr Babasaheb, Mahatma Phule, Lord Buddha, Sant Kabir all are alive within us through their wisdom and thoughts. Since great men are immortal also their birthday party is immortal.


Dr Babasaheb by his birth made sure all poor underprivileged society gets food every day, he also ensured that all backwards get jobs in government organization. Dr Babasaheb knew that his followers will celebrate his birthday every year so he made provision for return birthday gifts in the form government job reservations, scholarships and facilities for all through Indian Constitution. If you want to sense the gravity and precious value of Dr Babasaheb return birthday gift to you in advance even before you were born. Every Indian is enjoying return gift of Dr Babasaheb’s Birthday celebrations in the form of Parliamentary Democracy.


The introspective question to every individual is that do we give birthday gift to Dr Babasaheb on his birthday 14th April every year? If the answer is YES, then you are true. Whenever you purchase gifts on any birthday you think of nature and likings of person to whom gift is purchased. You don’t give same gift to your spouse, parents, children and close friends and keep reminding them of the old gift given on previous birthday. Every year there has to be new and innovative gift.  This dimension of Buddhist Ambedkarite leadership is the new measuring scale of pay back to society. Anybody who is claiming to be follower of Dr Babasaheb is eligible to purchase birthday gift for Babasaheb and distribute amongst various socially under privileged.


When I am celebrating Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, I will first answer myself and will ask this question to you on 14th April!  What is our Birthday gift to Dr. Babasheb Ambedkar?


Life Coach Mahendra Ingle /

Email: lifecoach.mahendra@gmail.com


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