Indian doctor as the author of the Constitution BR Ambedkar ( Drk Bhimrao Ambedkar) the whole world knows. He has always worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden class of the country. The result of his tireless efforts was that in the year 1909, under the Government of India Act, a provision for reservation was made for the untouchables. However, the story of Bhimrao Ambedkar related to this day is different from these. In fact, the Poona Pact was signed on this day itself. Poona Pact was signed between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, who were lodged in Yerwada Jail in Pune, to protect the rights and interests of Dalits.
History of today:Poona Pact took place between Gandhi-Ambedkar in Yerwada Jail in Pune, after this agreement, Dalits got the right to 2 votes
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar was always striving for the upliftment of Dalits. The result of his efforts was that in 1909, under the Government of India Act, a provision for reservation was made for the untouchables. The Communal Award was instituted by the British Government on 16 August 1932. In this, along with Dalits, many communities also got the right of separate electorate. Along with this, Dalits also got the right to 2 votes.
According to the right of two votes, the Dalits of the country could choose their representative by one vote and with the second vote they could choose any representative of the general class.
Mahatma Gandhi opposed this. Gandhiji believed that Hindu society would be divided by having separate constituencies and the right to two votes. Gandhiji wrote several letters to the British government in protest, but without hearing, he sat on a fast in Pune’s Yerwada Jail.
On one hand Gandhiji was against it, on the other hand Ambedkar believed that the right of two votes to Dalits would prove to be a big step in their development. Gandhiji’s health started deteriorating due to the fast. Anger against Ambedkar started increasing among the people. Eventually Ambedkar had to bow down.
Babasaheb reached Yerwada Jail in Pune on 24 September 1932. There was an agreement between Gandhiji and Ambedkar, which is called Poona Pact. This agreement ended the right of separate electorate and two votes for the Dalits. However, after this the number of seats reserved for Dalits was increased.
1948: The Honda Motor Company was founded.
Although there are many motorcycle companies in India, but the name of Honda is the most popular of them all. The bikes of this company are widely used in India. At the same time, on this day i.e. 24 September, this company was started. Actually, in the year 1948, on this day, the world’s leading automobile company Honda was started. That company was started by Japan-born Soichiro Honda. Honda’s father worked as a minor blacksmith and mother was a weaver. At a very young age, Honda left his home and moved to Tokyo in search of work. Over the years, he got experience working in a garage. During an interview, he had said that since childhood he started working in the garage of his friends.
Let’s know some important events that happened today.
- 2013: A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighboring Pakistan’s Balochistan on the same day, killing 515 people.
- 2008: Madras High Court dismisses petition for premature release of Nalini and two other convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
- 2008: On this day, the Chief of the Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor, was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army to Kapil Dev, a well-known former cricketer of the country.
- 2005: IAEA decided to refer the issue of the Iranian nuclear program to the Security Council.
- 2003: On this day, French President Jacques Chirac supported India’s claim to the United Nations Security Council.
- 1996: The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was signed at the United Nations. The President of the United States at that time was Bill Clinton.
- 1990: East Germany was separated from the Warsaw Pact.
- 1968: On this day, on 24 September, the South African country Swaziland joined the United Nations.
- 1688: France declares war on Germany.