Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Modi inaugurates BR Ambedkar International Centre

PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says it cashed in on Ambedkar's name Modi inaugurates BR Ambedkar International Centre
Bennie Garza | 07 December, 2017, 14:00

He had laid the foundation stone of this Institute in April 2015.

"The centre will prove to be an inspiration for the promotion of the thoughts and teachings of Dr Ambedkar". He said the centre would function as a think-tank for inclusive growth, and related socio-economic matters.

"Baba Saheb's contribution to nation building is very important, there had been attempts to undermine his role, but such attempts were unsuccessful", he said. Mr Modi said it will provide information to people especially youth about Babasaheb.

He added that the five pilgrimage spots - in Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Mhow and London - were like a homage from the present generation. Inaugurating the Centre in the thick of Gujarat elections, PM Modi would hope that it would attract the attention of scheduled castes in his home state before they go out to vote-besides the saffron leader has an eye on the social bloc nationwide.

The Prime Minister tweeted: "I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas". He said that we have still not been able to fulfil the vision of Dr. Ambedkar.

He said the Congress had planned the centre in 1992 but it was only now during the BJP's tenure that work was completed. He spoke at length about other schemes including distribution of soil health cards, Mission Indradhanush and progress towards rural electrification targets, to show the speed and commitment of the Union Government in implementing public welfare initiatives.

The Prime Minister also mentioned programmes were taking off the ground either on time or ahead of the deadline.

People from across Maharashtra and various parts of the country come to Chityabhoomi at Shivaji Park on December 6, to marks the death anniversary of Ambedkar.

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