NEW DELHI : PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to Father of the Indian Constitution Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary. “Homage to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. An icon of our nation, and Chief Architect of the Constitution, Dr Ambedkar waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal rights for women and weaker sections,” President Kovind tweeted.
“I pay my homage to the Chief Architect of Indian Constitution and a person who has worked for social justice – Dr B R Ambedkar – on his birth anniversary. Jai Hind!” the Prime Minister tweeted in Hindi. In a video tribute on Twitter, Modi said “He (Ambedkar) is an inspiration to crores of people including me. It is not necessary for a person to born in a rich family. In India, a person born in a poor family can also dream of big things and can achieve them.” Dr Ambedkar, commonly known as Babasaheb, dedicated his life to working for the upliftment of untouchables, women, and labourers. Born into a poor Dalit family on 14 April 1891, Ambedkar became independent India’s first Law Minister, the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India.
He also campaigned against the social discrimination of Dalits and inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement in 1956. Ambedkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1990. Congress did nothing to preserve Babasaheb’s memories: Fadnavis: MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday paid tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar here on his birth anniversary. After paying homage, Fadnavis alleged that in the past, Congress Governments did nothing to preserve the memories of Ambedkar whereas BJP has restored many key places related to the leader. He went on to say that the Constitution made by Dr Ambedkar brought equality in the country and gave everyone a right to live freely.