Who among the first cabinet of independent India was responsible for mass religious conversion?

(A) Dr. S. P. Mukherjee
(B) Dr. John Mathai
(C) Sardar Baldev Singh
(D) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Correct Answer : Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Question Asked : SSC Section Officer (Audit) Exam 1997
Explanation : After publishing a series of books and articles arguing that Buddhism was the only way for the Untouchables to gain equality, Ambedkar publicly converted on October 14, 1956, at Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur, He took the three refuges and the Five Precepts from a Buddhist monk, Bhadant U Chandramani, in the traditional manner, and in his turn administered them to the 600,000 of his followers who were present. After receiving ordination, Ambedkar gave dhamma Diksha to his followers. The ceremony included 22 vows given to all new converts after Three Jewels and Five Precepts. On 16 October 1956, Ambedkar performed another mass religious conversion ceremony at Chanda.
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