The Nation is remembering chief architect of Indian Constitution Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary today.
A jurist, economist, politician and social reformer, Dr Ambedkar worked hard throughout his life to end social discrimination against weaker sections of the society.
He became the first Law and Justice Minister after the independence and played an important role in drafting the Indian Constitution.
Dr. Ambedkar was bestowed with the country’s highest civilian honor, Bharat Ratna in 1990 posthumously.
President Ram Nath Kovind has greeted fellow citizens on the birth anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar.
In a message, the President Mr Kovind said, all through his inspiring life, Dr. Ambedkar charted his unique path in the midst of extreme adversity and earned commendations for his extraordinary and multi-faceted achievements.
The President said, he was an ardent advocate of human rights, who set up the ‘Bahishkrit Hitakarini Sabha’ with the aim of improving socio-economic status of the people of deprived communities of India and for spread of education amongst them.
He said, Dr. Ambedkar envisioned a better and just society and fought for it throughout his life.
Mr Kovind said, he wanted to create a modern India where there would be no prejudice on the basis of caste or any other reason, where women and communities subjected to backwardness for centuries would enjoy equity of economic and social rights.
He called upon people to resolve to imbibe the ideals of Dr Ambedkar in their lives by learning from his life and ideas and contribute towards building a strong and prosperous India.