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Nation pays homage to Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas

Updated: December 6, 2021 11:31 am

The Nation is paying tributes to Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar on his 65th Mahaparinirvan Diwas or death anniversary today. A number of functions are being organised all over the country to highlight the contribution of Dr Ambedkar in nation-building.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Ministers, Members of Parliament paid floral tributes to the architect of the Constitution at his statue in the Parliament House complex in New Delhi.

Buddhist monks are reciting Dhamma Puja, and special songs dedicated to Dr Ambedkar are being performed in the Parliament by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s Song and Drama Division.

In his Maan Ki Baat programme on All India Radio last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that Baba Saheb had devoted his entire life in rendering his duties for the country and society.

He said, we the countrymen should never forget the basic spirit of our Constitution, that our Constitution expects all of us to discharge our duties. Mr Modi called upon countrymen to take a pledge that in the Amrit Mahotsav, we will try to fulfill our duties with full devotion and it will be our true tribute to Baba Saheb.

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