Nation remembers Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 129th birth anniversary today. Dr Ambedkar is known as the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Dalit icon and architect of the Indian Constitution. Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 129th birth anniversary. The President said that Ambedkar strived for a society based on justice and equity.
"Tributes to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. Our nation's icon and Chief Architect of the Constitution, he strived for a society based on justice and equity. Let us all take inspiration from his vision and values, and resolve to imbibe his ideals in our lives," the President said in a tweet.
"A humble tribute to Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his birth anniversary from all the countrymen," Shri Narendra Modi tweeted. The Prime Minister also tweeted a video in which he said, "Babasaheb advocated humanity. He used to neglect any inhumane thing. After independence, he gave a new policy and vision to India. He used to raise issues related to equal rights and opportunities for all. He is our inspiration."
Born on April 14, 1891, at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, Dr Ambedkar was a known jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who worked hard throughout his life to end social discrimination against weaker sections of the society. Dr Ambedkar became the first Law and Justice Minister after Independence. He has been bestowed with the country’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1990 posthumously.