On the 64th death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, which is also observed as the ‘Mahaparinirvan Diwas’, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray & state minister Ajit Pawar paid respects to the great political leader at Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai. They also released a booklet on the life of Ambedkar, ANI reported.
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) appealed to people to not crowd the place, still, they gathered at Chaityabhoomi to pay homage to the chief architect of Indian constitution.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and many others remembered Ambedkar and his notable work for the country.
“Remembering the great Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Diwas. His thoughts and ideals continue to give strength to millions. We are committed to fulfilling the dreams he had for our nation,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
“Babasaheb, who has paved the way for progress, prosperity and equality in the country by giving a futuristic and all-encompassing constitution, I pay tribute to him on Mahaparinirvan Diwas,” Shah tweeted.
“Today we remember Dr Ambedkar’s contribution to nation-building. Working to make India free from all forms of discrimination is the only truthful way to pay homage to him,” Gandhi said on the micro-blogging site.
Born on April 14, 1891, in Madhya Pradesh, Ambedkar relentlessly put efforts for the upliftment of the backward sections of the society, especially Dalit Buddhists. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, posthumously in 1990.