Social Revolution An incorrect belief that performing menial labor is undignified has crept into our society.
Until we are able to remove this evil from its very roots, the situation will not change. Our social reformers have always been concerned about this matter. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was one of the great reformers, who initiated the fight for the equality of the last person of the social strata. Even before Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Dalit community produced many social reformers. In this series of social revolutionaries, one inspirational name is that of Vir Megh maya, who managed to educate and en lighten the society. His personality was such that he was able to influence the government of the day, in addition to the Dalit community. He sacrificed his entire life to ensure that society does not suffer.
This great person, who possessed all the 32 virtues described in our scriptures, gave a new lease of life to society. From the visionary foresight of Vir Meghmaya, one can imagine the in the tensity of the evil of untouchability created in our society. Even his demands from the government were noteworthy. He demanded the facility of worshiping Tulsi and the Pipal tree. In fact, in these small demands, one could see the vision and direction of the times to come. Otherwise, why should some body think like this? We might think of asking for a two acre plot of land, so that our children would be prosperous. Vir Meghmaya did not raise any demand for his personal and material benefit. In fact, he thought about the happiness about the entire society. He is an example of the kind of Navratnas that existed in our society. It was his desire to integrate the entire Hindu community. The very thought that my community should not get detached from the cultural mainstream, which came to the mind of Dr. Ambedkar in the 20th century, in fact, first came to the mind of Vir Meghmaya, nearly a thousand years ago.
We should realize that the history of social revolution does not end with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi. Vir Meghmaya was also a part of the history of this revolution, to whom history owes a golden page. Struggling for a Fearless Society Babasaheb was a fearless revolutionary. His pain was endless. In the background of the tyranny of a so called golden society, he wanted to uplift the Dalit community, but not through a feeling of revenge. He did not say that one should grow by hurting or killing others. “I will inspire the whole society to present my truth and existence with all their might. This emotion was seen in his entire thinking. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was such a personality who fought for the deprived. He fought for the rights of the Dalits. He struggled for their self respect and dignity.
If there was some body who could sit amongst the Dalits and tell them the harshest of truths, that was Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. This required immense courage and he dis played this. Those who have studied the life of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar would be aware of this fact. The Dalit ladies used to feel that if they wore jewels just like the women of higher classes, they too would appear like them. About 100-150 years ago, they used to wear with pride, jewelery made of gold, silver or even polished metal. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar told them to stop presenting this facade. According to Babasaheb, “There is no need for this facade. Just be what you are with self – confidence and courage. Stand up with a straight look in your eyes and you too can be great. Babasaheb had the courage to say this. He used to tell the Dalits to first study and struggle, and then do anything else. He was also aware of the contribution that women could give to social transformation.
Hence, in the 1942 Convention of the Fed’s Schedule Caste, he invited 20,000 untouchable women. “Be clean. Stay away from evils. Educate your children well and eradicate their inferiority complex. If you follow this advice of mine, then you will be on the path of progress and you will be able to take the society on the path of development. “Dr. Babasaheb did not stop by saying only this. He further said,” You are the Lakshmi of the house. You have to be cautious that nothing unfortunate be falls the household. “I think that in order to ensure the happiness of the family, not only Dalit women but the women of the entire India should accept this advice of Babasaheb. He talked to the Dalit men not only of education, but also of good values and character. He told on one occasion, “Our mind should be pure. There should be an attraction towards good values. Just because we are studying, does not mean that it is enough. Along with education, one’s character should also improve.
Education without character is worthless. Character is an important facet of dharma. “At the time of prevailing circumstances, the mean persecution of the Dalits, changed the very goal of Babasaheb’s life. He became an intellectual rebel. On one hand, the upper classes enjoyed special privileges and rights, while the lower classes were cursed with poverty throughout their life. They lived a deprived life worse than animals. This reality sent shivers through him. He adopted the path of law and politics to change this situation. He struggled to bring transform into the financial and social life of. Dalits and people who were suffering and persecuted. This was a struggle against the prevailing inequalities and imbalances in the society. The pain and suffering of the deprived class of the society was evident in his struggle. Ambedkar became a social revolution, he no longer remained an individual, but became synonymous with the entire struggle.