200 Dalit families from across Gujarat convert to Buddhism

    21-Oct-2021   
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Ahmedabad, Oct 19: Around 200 Dalit families from different cities of Gujarat embraced Buddhism in Ahmedabad’s Old City area on Friday morning, on the occasion of Ashok Vijayadashmi.
 
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On October 14, 1956, Dr B R Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism with 3,65,000 of his followers at a ceremony in Nagpur. Since that day, there is a tradition wherein wherein Dalits and members of other underprivileged castes convert to Buddhism on the day of Vijayadashmi.