Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Dalit President Kovind Pays Tributes To Ambedkar At His Birthplace

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President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow-citizens on the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

The president is likely to address the "Samajik Samarasta Sammelan" (social harmony meet), organised every year in Mhow on the occasion of Ambedkar's birth anniversary, Wankhede said.

A series of functions have been organised across the state to highlight the contribution of Dr B R Ambedkar to the nation, particularly in making of the Constitution of India. The programme was compered by Frazel of Class X.

The President said the book that he had been presented was a slim volume but covered the inspiring life of Dr Ambedkar and several dimensions of his ideas and personality. Paying homage to the architect of the Constitution, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, Nalco, garlanded the statue of Dr. Ambedkar and paid floral tributes.

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A large number of Ambedkar followers visited Mhow to pay their respects to independent India's first law minister.

Dr B R Ambedkar was a multifaceted personality who waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal rights to women and for the disadvantaged across the country.

He urged, "Let us draw inspiration from this great figure of history and this great Indian".

The president will arrive in Indore at 11.20 am and reach Mhow at 11.50 am in a helicopter. The general public have also been requested to participate in the function to pay tributes to Dr Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister said special courts are being set up for an urgent hearing of cases involving atrocities on SCs and STs.