Ambedkar Jayanti: Remembering the architect of Indian Constitution on his 128th birth anniversary
Architect of Indian Constitution
President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to Dalit social reformer and father of the Indian Constitution Dr. BR Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary, also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti.
In pic - PM Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan during the tribute paying ceremony to Babasaheb B R Ambedkar on the occasion of his 128th birth anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi.
Wishes pouring in
"Homage to Dr B.R. 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.
In pic - President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi and other dignitaries during the tribute paying ceremony to Babasaheb B R Ambedkar.
Words from PM
"I pay my homage to the chief architect of Indian Constitution and a person who has worked for social justice - Dr Bhimrao 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.
Strong voice against discrimination
Dr Ambedkar also campaigned against the social discrimination of Dalits and inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement in 1956.
Dr. Ambedkar was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1990.
Tribute from little hands
School going students paying their homage during Ambedkar Jayanti celebration in Nagpur on Sunday.