MUMBAI: Several actors of Indian television including Gracy Singh, Aasif Sheikh and Jagannath Nivangune are coming together to celebrate the birth of anniversary BR Ambedkar, who is considered the architect of the Constitution of India.
Every year, 14 April is observed as Ambedkar Jayanti, and this year TV actors are coming together to pay him a tribute.
"Babasaheb is one of the foremost prominent voices in Indian history. Be it his fight for equality, women empowerment, or his involvement in the reformation of education; he has impacted the lives of each Indian," said Gracy.
Actor Prasad Jawade said Dr Ambedkar laid the foundation of a unified India by bringing many Indians under the ambit of one single nation and one constitution. His teachings and philosophy still resonate with the Indians across the country, even today.
"As we celebrate the birth anniversary of Babasaheb on April 14th, I urge everyone to come forward and join us in paying a special tribute to him on &TV," he said, talking about the channel's "Ek Desh Ek Awaaz" initiative.
Actor Jagannath Nivangune called Dr Ambedkar "a leader par excellence. His work has touched and impacted the lives of all Indians".
Actress Sneha Wagh said "Babasaheb has been an inspiration to several. His ability to challenge and mobilize a revolution that redefined the democracy for the Indian soil made him one among the best leaders of our times".
Aasif grew up reading stories of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, and his fight for equality has had an excellent influence on him. "Dr Ambedkar has been the most powerful advocate of equality and fraternity in modern India," he said.