Floral Tributes From President Murmu To Dr BR Ambedkar On His Death Anniversary
President Murmu was joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla, and other leaders and dignitaries.
NEW DELHI: On the occasion of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar's passing, President Droupadi Murmu presented flowers to his statue at the Parliament on Tuesday.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted, "President Droupadi Murmu paid floral tributes to Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas at Parliament House Lawns, New Delhi"
At the Parliament buildings, President Murmu was joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla, and other leaders and dignitaries. Also known as "Mahaparinirvan Diwas," the day was celebrated beautifully.
BR Ambedkar, an Indian lawyer, economist, politician, and social reformer, was born on April 14, 1891.
He fought for the rights of women and workers as well as against social discrimination against the untouchables (Dalits). On December 6, 1956, he perished.
Additionally, Chief Justice of India DY Chandhrachud paid tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on the occasion of the anniversary of his passing and referred to him as the creator of the Indian Constitution.
Prior to the start of court at 10:30 AM, CJI Chandrachud and Justice BR Gavai paid a floral homage to Dr. Ambedkar at the Supreme Court's library at around 10:10.
He stated: "I'm ecstatic to be here. I personally hold Dr. Ambedkar, the creator of our Constitution, with the highest regard. His foresight made us what we are today."
The "Mahaparinirvan Diwas," or the death anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar, is observed on December 6.
"Architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar used his knowledge, not for his self-advancement alone but instead used it to shape Indian Constitution," the Chief Justice of India remarked in a speech during the 101st birthday celebration of his father, former Chief Justice of India YV Chandrachud.
Dr. Ambedkar struggled to get access to even primary schooling since he belonged to the Mahar caste, which at the time was an untouchable Dalit caste.
In that statement, Justice Chandrachud stated, "His main memories of his schooling are of humiliation and segregation where he had to attend courses while sitting outside the classroom and making sure that he did not touch the drink or notepad that belonged to the upper caste kids."
In the end, Dr. Ambedkar acquired 26 degrees and titles, making him one of the most educated Indians of his period.