President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tributes to Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary on Sunday.
Dr. Ambedkar was the chief architect of the Constitution of India.
“Homage to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. An icon of our nation, and Chief Architect of the Constitution, Dr Ambedkar waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal rights for women and weaker sections,” the President said in a tweet.
The Prime Minister in a message on twitter said: “I pay my homage to the chief architect of Indian Constitution and a person who has worked for social justice – Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar -on his birth anniversary. Jai Bhim!”
Prime Minister also gave a video tribute on twitter and said, “He (Ambedkar) is an inspiration to crores of people including me. It is not necessary for a person to born in a rich family. In India, a person born in a poor family can also dream of big things and can achieve them.”