President to pay tributes to Ambedkar in Mhow tomorrow

Ambedkar's birth anniversary celebration today

Kovind will be the first president to pay tributes to the architect of the Constitution at his memorial in Mhow, located at a distance of around 25 kms from the district headquarters, an official said.

He paid tributes to the Dalit icon at his birthplace in the Kalipaltan area, where the Madhya Pradesh government has built a grand memorial. A large numbers of people also visit local statues in all places to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti by garlanding them.

President Kovind said, "The country saw 13 presidents before me".

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani's supporters and Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in Ahmedabad near a statue of BR Ambedkar on the occasion of the social reformer's birth anniversary on Saturday, ANI reported. "Babasaheb struggled throughout his life for the rights of Dalits and oppressed sections of the society".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations had organised a special event titled "Leaving No One Behind" at the United Nations yesterday to celebrate Ambedkar's 127th birth anniversary.

The DMK Working President MK Stalin alleged that the BJP-led Centre was hampering Ambedkar's ideals behind the making of the Constitution. He was also the first law minister of India. He appreciated the five pillars of the Constitution - Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, and Democratic Republic and said that all were blessed to have them as citizens of India.

Among other leaders, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and chief ministers of Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, Devendra Fadnavis, Raghubar Das, Yogi Adityanath, K Palanisami and K Chadrasekhar Rao respectively, also paid homage to Ambedkar.

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