New Delhi, April 14: President Pranabh Mukherji led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 124th Birth anniversary here today.
Pranbh Mukherji offered floral tributes at the statue of Baba Saheb at Parliament House Lawns in the Parliament House complex in the morning.
The Vice President M. Hamid Ansari, leaders of various political parties and Thaawar Chand Ghelot, Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment offered tributes to Dr. Ambedkar. Ministers of State for Social Justice and empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar and Vijay Sampla were also present on the occasion and offered tributes Dr. Ambedkar.
Thousands of people visited the Parliament House Complex since morning to pay tributes to the messiah of the marginalised and downtrodden sections of society amidst chanting of slogan ‘Baba Saheb Amar Rahe’, ‘Jai Bheem’ and ‘Jai Bharat’. The function organized by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment began with a prayer by Buddhist monks.