Prime Minister, Narendra Modi remembered Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 60th death anniversary, which is being observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Diwas.
’I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedhkar on his Nirvan Divas. India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation,” he said in a tweet.“Remembering Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Punya Tithi,” Mr. Modi also posted on twitter along with a photograph showing him and the Ambedkar’s statue.
Mr. Modi offered floral tribute at the Dalit mascot’s statue in Parliament House.Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had died on 6th of December in the 1956 that’s why Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Din or death anniversary is celebrated every year all over the India on 6th of December to pay him a lot of tribute and honor. He is called as “The Father of the Indian Constitution”. The people in India paid him tribute by offering flowers, garlands, ceremonial lamps, candles and literature at his elegantly decorated statue. On this day a large crowd of people visit the Parliament House .
Commemorative Coins in remembrance of Dr. Bhimji
Mr. Modi also released two commemorative coins of Rs. 125 and Rs. 10 denomination as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of B.R. Ambedkar.The coins were issued on his death anniversary, which is being observed as “Mahaparinirvan Divas of Babasaheb Ambedkar“.Addressing a gathering at his residence, the Prime Minister said that there were only a few individuals who remain alive in public consciousness, even 60 years after their death.He said the more one recalls Ambedkar’s thoughts, in the context of issues currently faced by India, “the more we come to respect his vision and his approach to inclusiveness”.
Mr. Modi said Ambedkar and the Constitution of India should always be discussed and talked about in this country, and the observance of Constitution Day on November 26, was a step in that direction.He appreciated Ambedkar’s vision on subjects such as women empowerment, India’s federal structure, finance and education, host of programmes are being organised in different parts of the country to remember Ambedkar.