New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the chief architect of Indian Constitution BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary, also observed as Mahaparinirvan Diwas.
They paid floral tributes at the portrait of Ambedkar at the Parliament lawns here.
“President Droupadi Murmu paid floral tributes to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas at Parliament House Lawns,” the President’s office wrote in a tweet.
Taking to micro blogging site, the VP’s office wrote, “Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar paid floral tributes to the chief architect of Indian Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Diwas at Parliament House today.”
Dhankar said Babasaheb was a great social reformer and legal luminary, who cared deeply for the welfare of the oppressed and made every effort to dismantle caste barriers and inequalities.
“The nation is indebted to him for his vital contribution in piloting the Constitution,” the VP said.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also took to twitter and paid homage to Ambedkar.
Sharing one of his quotes, Kharge wrote, “On the Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Babasaheb, it is time to reaffirm the ideals of — liberty, equality, fraternity and justice, which he truly championed.”
He said social transformation is the foundation for any progress.
Paying rich tributes to Ambedkar, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi wrote, “We are all, firstly and lastly, equals.We are all, firstly and lastly, Indians. Anything contrary to this, was unacceptable to Babasaheb, and is unacceptable to us who walk on his constitutional path.”