A report on Nagpur and Dalit Buddhist movement

Nag River
The Buddhist Movement for Dalits was begun by Ambedkar when he converted with his followers in 1956 in Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur
statue of Bakht Buland Shah in Nagpur
Ambedkar delivering a speech to a rally at Yeola, Nashik, on 13 October 1935
Main entrance of the Nagardhan Fort, commissioned by Raghuji Bhonsle of the Bhonsale dynasty of the Maratha Empire in the 18th century
Ambedkar delivering speech during conversion, Nagpur, 14 October 1956
Map of Nagpur district with major towns and rivers
Statue of B.R.Ambedkar inside Ambedkar Park, Lucknow
Central Provinces and Berar, 1903. Princely states are shown in yellow.
Flag symbolises Dalit movement in India.
Vidhan Bhavan (State Legislative Assembly) Nagpur
Deekshabhoomi Stupa in Nagpur where Ambedkar converted to Buddhism.
NIT- Nagpur Improvement Trust
Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur
Sitabuldi fort is home to Indian Army's 118th infantry battalion.
Sitabuldi Market, one of the busiest commercial areas of Nagpur
Nagpur branch of the Reserve Bank of India
TCS Campus in MIHAN Nagpur
Persistent Campus at IT Park, Parsodi
College of Agriculture, Nagpur
VNIT Nagpur
RSTM Nagpur University Campus
Deeksha Bhoomi
Shri Ganesh
Dargah Baba Tajuddin
Seminary Hill of Nagpur
Kadhi-Traditional dish of Nagpur
Schematic Tourist Map of Nagpur city
scenic beauty of Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve
scenic beauty of Pench Tiger reserve
Nagpur Central Museum
A view at NPL starting ceremony
Nagpur Junction Railway Station building
Nagpur Metro
Green Bus in Nagpur
Nagpur International Airport has the busiest air traffic control room in India.

In addition, the city derives unique importance from being an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement and the headquarters for the Hindu organization RSS.

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After publishing a series of books and articles arguing that Buddhism was the only way for the Untouchables to gain equality, Ambedkar publicly converted on 14 October 1956, at Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur, over 20 years after he declared his intent to convert.

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Ambedkar in the 1950s

B. R. Ambedkar

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Ambedkar in the 1950s
Ambedkar as a student
Ambedkar (In center line, first from right) with his professors and friends from the London School of Economics (1916–17)
Ambedkar as a barrister in 1922
M.R. Jayakar, Tej Bahadur Sapru and Ambedkar at Yerwada jail, in Poona, on 24 September 1932, the day the Poona Pact was signed
Ambedkar with his family members at Rajgraha in February 1934. From left – Yashwant (son), Ambedkar, Ramabai (wife), Laxmibai (wife of his elder brother, Balaram), Mukund (nephew) and Ambedkar's favourite dog, Tobby
Ambedkar, chairman of the Drafting Committee, presenting the final draft of the Indian Constitution to Rajendra Prasad, president of the Constituent Assembly, on 25 November 1949.
Ambedkar with wife Savita in 1948
Ambedkar delivering a speech during a mass conversion ceremony.
Mahaparinirvana of B. R. Ambedkar
People paying tribute at the central statue of Ambedkar in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad.
1990 1 Rupee commemorative coin of India dedicated to B.R. Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and political leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India from the Constituent Assembly debates, served as Law and Justice minister in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru, and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement after renouncing Hinduism.

After meetings with the Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Ambedkar organised a formal public ceremony for himself and his supporters in Nagpur on 14 October 1956.

Deekshabhoomi Stupa


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Deekshabhoomi Stupa
22 vows given by Ambedkar at Deekshabhoomi
Ambedkar and Deekshabhoomi on a 2017 postage stamp of India
Bust of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Deekshabhoomi
Ambedkar delivering speech during mass conversion in Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur, 14 October 1956.
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in a group photograph, during his visit to Deeksha Bhoomi, at Nagpur, in Maharashtra.
Inner side of Deeksha Bhoomi - Bodhisattva Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar ashes urn (in glass) after cremation in front of the Buddha statue
The Bodhi Tree at Deekshabhoomi
Deekshabhoomi in night.
Marathi Buddhists gather to Dhammachakra Pravartan Din celebration at Deekshabhoomi and a bhikkhu holds the Buddhist flag.

Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Navayana Buddhism located at Nagpur city in Maharashtra state of India, where B. R. Ambedkar, embraced Buddhism with approximately 600,000 of his followers mainly scheduled caste peoples on Ashoka Vijaya Dashami on 14 October 1956.

In this way, Nagpur became the birthplace of Neo Buddhist movement.