When he was still at school, he
felt the sting of untouchability. He could not sit with the other students of
the class. He had to drink water only when others poured it for him; and even then he had
to cover his mouth with one hand.
The boy could not understand why.
These insults and pain they gave him self a very deep impression on the young
boys mind. The boy felt untouchability was a black mark on Hindu Dharma;
he made up his mind to remove it.
Fighting was in his very blood. The Mahars had the soldiers blood in them. Father
sakpal too had served in the army.
Even from his boyhood Ambedkar had a mind of steel. Once it was raining very heavily.
The boy Ambedkar said the would go to school. His friends said, "These are empty
words, how can you go in this heavy rain?" In the downpour, the boy did go to school
and that, too, without an umbrella!