Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Amid Incidents Of Vandalism, Tight Security In UP On Ambedkar Jayanti

A BSP worker paints the newly constructed statue of BR Ambedkar in blue in Badaun A BSP worker paints the newly constructed statue of BR Ambedkar in blue in Badaun| PTI
Faye Gross | 15 April, 2018, 00:34

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said on Saturday that the rapid strides made by the India in the sphere of social justice owed mainly to Dr BR Ambedkar's foresight and planning.

Kolkata: Amid incidents of vandalism, security has been tightened in Uttar Pradesh ahead of birth anniversary celebrations of BR Ambedkar, the iconic leader who drafted India's constitution. He would remain an inspiration for several generations.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also paid tribute to the chief architect of Indian Constititution on his birthday. The President called the book an accessible resource to understand Dr Ambedkar. He said, it is important to appreciate Dr Ambedkar's personality and message in all its dimensions, and not to compartmentalise, as people often do. "Congress leaders have no respect towards Dr Ambedkar", said B Y Vijayendra.

The president later left for Mhow, about 30km from Indore, by a helicopter. Speaking at the function here, Modi said, the memorial is a tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar.

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"CM Vasundhara Raje celebrating 127th birth anniversary of Ambedkar will dedicate a library and a conference hall in Jaipur".

On the eve of the birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, April 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial at 26, Alipur Road in Delhi - the place of his attainment of Mahaparinirvana on December 6 in 1956. "Pujya Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of society".

In Vadodara in Gujarat, members of a Dalit group "cleansed" Ambedkar's statue soon after Union minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes, a community leader said, claiming that their presence had "polluted" the atmosphere.

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