Yuwaraj Narnaware, Professor
Faculty of Nursing
The Buddha and His Dhamma by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (1891-1956) by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”-Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Rising from a humble background in India, I followed two role models throughout my academic and personal lives- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Gautam Buddha. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was a great humanitarian, a father of the Indian Constitution, a jurist, economist, prolific writer, politician, and a human rights champion who was the most educated Dalit (formerly untouchables) at the time in Indian history. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar single-handedly fought against India’s evil caste system to provide justice, peace, and dignity to 300 million Dalits. On the contrary, Gautam Buddha taught compassion, caring, kindness, generosity and fraternity. Nursing education is about caring, kindness, generosity, compassion and knowledge. I learned hard work, dedication, vision, honesty, humility, and great passion for life by following Dr. Ambedkar's footsteps and Buddha's path as a proud undergraduate teaching and research faculty member at MacEwan University.
Year of Recognition: 2022