New Delhi, Dec 06 (UiTV/IANS) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas.
“On Mahaparinirvan Diwas, I pay homage to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and recall his exemplary service to our nation. His struggles gave hope to millions and his efforts to give India such an extensive Constitution can never be forgotten,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
Known as the Father of Indian Constitution, Ambedkar had breathed his last on December 6, 1956, less than two months after he had converted to Buddhism, fulfilling his declaration of “I will not die a Hindu”.
Congress leaders pay tributes to Ambedkar in New Delhi
Congress leaders, including party president Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury paid tributes to B.R. Ambedkar at the Parliament lawns in the national capital on his death anniversary.
Kharge tweeted, “We are Indians, firstly and lastly.”
” Babasaheb Dr. B R Ambedkar “On the Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Babasaheb, it is time to reaffirm the ideals of – liberty, equality, fraternity and justice, which he truly championed. Social transformation is the foundation for any progress.”
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also tweeted, “Humble tributes to Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his punyatithi. As the chief architect of Constitution of India & as a social reformer, he dedicated his life to uphold the ideals of social justice & equality. His life & principles would always be a guiding light.”
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is in Rajasthan for his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.
December 6 is observed as the Mahaparinirvan Diwas, or the death anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution.