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Prez pays homage to Dr Ambedkar on his 62nd Mahaparinirvan Diwas

New Delhi,

President Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr B R Ambedkar on his 62nd Mahaparinirvan Diwas here on Wednesday.
The President offered floral tributes at the statue of Baba Saheb at Sansad Bhavan lawns in the Parliament House complex, a statement said.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also offered tributes to Dr Ambedkar.The Prime Minister also took to twitter to pay his homage, “I bow to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas”.”Felt extremely blessed when I prayed at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai,’ Mr Modi said.

Among other leaders who paid floral homage to Baba Saheb included the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar, Vijay Sampla and Ram Das Athawale and other dignitaries.

The function was organised by the Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

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