When Did Ambedkar Jayanti Start Getting the Rohit Shetty Treatment?

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When Did Ambedkar Jayanti Start Getting the Rohit Shetty Treatment?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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t was only a few years ago that I came to know that April 14 was a black day in history – for some people. This was the day that the Titanic sank. For me, however, April 14 has always signified unbridled joy. A day for the entire family to reunite and celebrate – a day of great fervour and greater assertiveness.

I was born in a Dalit family, and Ambedkar Jayanti or “that holiday” has been nothing short of Diwali for us.

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