President, PM pay tributes to BR Ambedkar on death anniversary

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks blessings of Buddhist monks at a ceremony to pay homage to Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 62nd Mahaparinirvan Diwas, at Parliament House Complex, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to the architect of the Constitution, BR Ambedkar, on his death anniversary.

The leaders paid floral tributes to Ambedkar, hailed for his contribution towards uplift of Dalits, at Parliament House Lawns here.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Thawar Chand Gehlot and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also paid respects to Ambedkar there.

Ambedkar passed away on this day in 1956 at the age of 65.

“I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas,” the prime minister said on Twitter.

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President Ram Nath Kovind paying floral tributes at the statue of Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. Photo: IANS
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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: IANS