LUCKNOW: Paying tributes to BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary on Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said Ambedkar’s role in the drafting of India’s Constitution gave inspiration and hope to lakhs of deprived and downtrodden persons.
“On the Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Dr Ambedkar, I pay homage to him. His efforts gave new energy and inspiration to the underprivileged. Baba Saheb‘s name will be taken with immense pride whenever and wherever people will talk of freedom, equality, justice and fraternity,” the CM said. He also offered flowers and garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar in Hazratganj.
Yogi Adityanath said that it was a matter of pride that Ambedkar was born in India and several initiatives were being taken by the government to express gratitude towards him on behalf of the society and the nation. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi developed Dr Ambedkar’s Panch Teerths. A memorial has been built at his birthplace in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow and in Delhi, where he spent his public life. The Indian government also worked hard to convert the building in London where he pursued higher education, into a hostel for underprivileged children,” he said, adding that a grand memorial had also been built in Nagpur where Babasaheb had taken initiation, and in Mumbai where his last journey took place.
As a mark of tribute to him, the CM said, the state and central governments had launched several welfare schemes which were being implemented without any bias. An example of that were the PM and CM housing schemes under which 45 lakh poor had been benefited. Another 2.61 crore had received toilets under the Swachh Bharat Yojana, while free electricity connections had been given to 1.63 crore families, free ration to 15 crore people in UP and 80 crore poor in the country during the Covid-19 period.
The CM said that the UP government was building a grand cultural and research centre and memorial as a tribute to Ambedkar.

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