President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to the architect of the Constitution, B R 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.
Rich tributes were paid to the architect of the Constitution on his 61st death anniversary by politicians as well as thousands of followers who converged at his memorial Chaityabhoomi in Mumbai.
The rain-soaked ground at Chaityabhoomi did not deter the followers of Ambedkar who gathered from various parts of the state and country.
Those thronging the place shouted slogans like ‘Jai Bheem’ and ‘Babasaheb amar rahe’.