The 127th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar will be celebrated in the Islands too, together with the rest of the country, tomorrow.
In a message, Kovind said, Dr Ambedkar was a multifaceted personality whose impact on the society and nation has remained relevant and will remain relevant.
A large number of Ambedkar followers visited Mhow to pay their respects to independent India's first law minister. He expressed hope of victory from Varuna Constituency. Appropriately, he is considered the Chief Architect of Indian Constitution which continues to be the guiding light for the Republic of India. "The forces will trail the processions that will be taken out in the different parts of the district on Ambedkar Jayanti on Saturday", the official said.
For this, and for his many social, political and professional contributions, he continues to be a beacon for people and he shines as a universal symbol of human freedom and individual dignity.
"Ambedkar's life has its relevance even now and people should feel inspired by him", he said.
In Aurangabad, the police band troops led by SRP inspector Rajendra Katul saluted the statue of Dr Ambedkar at Bhadkal gate and paid rich tribute this morning.
The president later left for Mhow, about 30km from Indore, by a helicopter.
"Ambedkar Jayanti is an annual festival observed on April 14 to commemorate the memory of social reformer Dr BR Ambedkar and hence the government made a decision to hold such programmes for the welfare of people, specially underprivileged", said a senior official with the social justice department which is organising state-level programme on the occasion in the Birla Auditorium. Speaking at the function here, Modi said, the memorial is a tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
The Congress, though, has termed the preparations as tokenism and said that the government failed to protect rights of the scheduled castes.
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