Prof. P. Lakshmi Narasu
“The best mode of honouring a great man is not to adore him blindly and imitate him servilely but to be inspired by his genius and to bring to fruition the ideas which immortalised him”.
At this time, on a global, national or even individual level, there is an intensity in the manifestation of suffering and injustice. It is not enough to understand that we are suffering but necessary to address it and end it by righteous ways of emancipation. The world, as much as any individual, needs Ambedkarite ideas and methods for its reconstruction. And this can only be possible if the Ambedkarites are conscious of its principles.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
“You cannot build anything on the foundations of caste. You cannot build up a nation, you cannot build up a morality. Anything that you will build on the foundations of caste will crack and will never be a whole.”
Although we recognise the work of many movements like Marxist, Maoist, Dravidian, Bahujan, Lohiaist etc. that have raised their voices against injustice, we firmly believe that they cannot be called Ambedkarites. Merely having Babasaheb’s images or just following his views of negation of caste doesn’t make anyone an Ambedkarite. Negatively as well as positively, Ambedkarites have their ideas & work based on 22 Vows and institutions made by Babasaheb Ambedkar. Ambedkarite method is followed when there is the use of Ambedkarite ideas for emancipation. However, today, by most of those claiming Ambedkarite legacy, there is regrettably an impetus on the assertion and reclamation of the ‘dalit’ identity by following dalitism. These assertions are reenforcement of slavery. Dalitism, based on the foundation of caste is a modern form of infested casteism which reclaims caste and the unity of castes, thus continuing the vicious circle of propagating casteism.
To annihilate caste and casteism therefore, it is imperative to annihilate dalitism (inferiority) along with brahmanism (superiority). For this, the institutions that need to be reclaimed and reconstructed include the Samata Sainik Dal (SSD), the Republican Party of India (RPI), and the Buddhist Society of India (BSI). We see that at this moment, there is a huge confusion with respect to the basic principles of Ambedkarism.
“Nothing can be more important for politics than the moral law. The principles of true politics are nothing more than the expansion of the principles of morality.”Prof. P. Lakshmi Narasu
We are trying to spread the principles of Ambedkarism through our performances, talks, writings and other engagements. Thus, we are trying to annihilate injustice and suffering through the way of the reclamation of the human personality. Our work is to strengthen Ambedkarite consciousness, based on the principles of morality (Dhamma).
Our gift to Babasaheb will be to add a sum of few people awakened with Ambedkarite Consciousness every year. This year, for example, we have received the names of those who identify themselves as Ambedkarites, and have rejected the filthy, stinking and degrading identity of dalitism. Through our work of #SpreadingAmbedkariteCulture, we believe that our contribution will add substantively to the awakening of Ambedkarite consciousness.
“My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can loose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality.”Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
In reclaiming the human personality we, as Samata Sainiks, appeal to all friends to rebuild, reconstruct, re-organise a reconsolidated Ambedkarite movement by joining, supporting or helping us and all those sincere Ambedkarite who are working for the reconstruction of the institutions made by Babasaheb.
Join us in celebrating the Foundation Day of Ambedkarite Movement which will be celebrated on 31st May. Through Ambedkarite consciousness and actions, let us establish the state of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. May the conscious Ambedkarites be organised to end sufferings and injustice and create what Babasaheb has envisioned, The Prabuddha Bharat.
14th April 2022