by Senaka Weeraratna, Sri Express, Oct 13 2013
October 14, 1956 is the 57th anniversary of a historic event that took place in India when Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with about 380,000 of his followers on October 14, 1956 at Deekshabhoomi which is situated in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Ven. Dr. Hammalawa Saddhatissa Maha Thera, a reputed monk from Sri Lanka, presided over this historic function.