PM Modi, Fadnavis inaugurated Ambedkar’s memorial in London [ Current Affairs ]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated B R Ambedkar memorial in London. Maharashtra government has decided to alter the house where Ambedkar lived in London into an international memorial cum research centre.

About the event:

  • It was a simple ceremony that marked unveiling the statue of Ambedkar in the courtyard.
  • Modi and Fadnavis remembered the immense contribution made by Ambedkar to authorize the socio - economically backward sections in the society.
  • The ingenuity to obtain the private property in London was taken by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
  • The state minister for social justice Rajesh Badole, RPI chief ramdas Athavale and other dalit legislatures like Surekha Kumbhare were also present at the London event.

About B. R. Ambedkar:

  • Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956 was popularly known as Babasaheb.
  • He was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who enthused the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Untouchables.
  • He was also against child labour, and protected women rights and empowered girl education.
  • He was Independent India’s first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.
  • The Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, was subsequently conferred upon Ambedkar.

- Published on: November 18, 2015