Ambedkar on 127th birth anniversary

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

The 127th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar will be celebrated in the Islands too, together with the rest of the country, tomorrow. The Reserve Bank of India was also conceptualised with his guidelines and ideas in mind.

"President Ram Nath Kovind said that the the Dalit icon 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". Appropriately, he is considered the Chief Architect of Indian Constitution which continues to be the guiding light for the Republic of India.

The birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar is celebrated every year on April 14 throughout the country and by his followers overseas.

The Congress will drop flowers on Dr Ambedkar statue at Bhadakal gate by helicopter by this afternoon.

Rao said Ambedkar recognised the difference between India and other countries and accordingly prepared plans for the country's future.

In Vadodara, members of Dalit community "cleansed" BR Ambedkar's statue soon after Union minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes on his 127th birth anniversary, a Dalit leader said, claiming that their presence had "polluted" the atmosphere.

President Kovind will visit Mhow in Madhya Pradesh today.

Remembering the role that Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar has played for the lives of Dalits he added: "Babasaheb has made a number of provisions in the Constitution of India to remove social disparities and provide social justice to the oppressed sections of the society.Every citizen of India will always remain obliged towards the contribution of Babasaheb".

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