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PM pays floral tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar on his death anniversary

The country observes December 6 as Mahaparinirvan Diwas to honour Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution, who died on this day in 1956.

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President Droupadi Murmu, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar on his death anniversary at the Parliament House Complex in New Delhi on Tuesday.

“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.

Vice-President Dhankhar said Ambedkar was a great social reformer, who cared deeply for the welfare of the oppressed and made every effort to dismantle caste inequalities. “The nation is indebted to him for his vital contribution in piloting the Constitution,” he added.

 

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”.