“We got independence on August 15, 1947. After that, we drafted our Constitution under the leadership of Dr Babasaheb. When that Constitution was unveiled in parliament, Dr Babsaheb delivered two speeches. Babsaheb’s speeches are a guide for us to make ourselves qualified for that independence. We should read that speech every year on April 14 (birth anniversary) and December 6 (death anniversary), and self-introspect whether we are on the right path or not,” said Dr Mohan Bhagwat, Sarsanghchalak, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on April 14, 2023, during the Samaj Sangam Shakti program in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.
Further citing BR Ambedkar’s speeches, the Sarsanghchalak Dr Bhagwat said that the country came under foreign powers only because of the differences and infighting within the country. “In the speeches, Babasaheb talks about the importance of unity. He says that our country was not colonised due to some powerful external power. It was because of our own differences and infighting that he presented our country to the powers. Or else, no one would have dared to colonise us,” he said.
“Today, different ideologies are sitting in the Parliament by making their camps. We also have to keep in mind, that for the country we all have to stay together, despite all the differences. There is provision for political and economic independence in the Constitution, but without societal equality, the political and economic independence won’t come into effect. So, we will also have to work against the inequalities in the society and work for bringing societal equality,” the Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat further added.