Kejriwal pays floral tribute to Ambedkar in Delhi Assembly
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led the Delhiites in paying homage to the father of Indian Constitution, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary in a function organized by Delhi Vidhan Sabha at Old Secretariat, Delhi on Thursday. Kejriwal paid floral tributes at the statue of Babasaheb on this occasion.
Delhi Legislative Assembly Speaker Ram Niwa Goyal, Deputy Speaker Rakhi Bidlan, MLAs Chaudhary Fateh Singh, Manoj Kumar and Pankaj Puskar also paid floral tributes to Ambedkar. Paying his tributes to Dr Ambedkar, Kejriwal said that Baba Saheb Ambedkar was a great educationist, social reformer, an statesman of outstanding calibre who always struggled for establishing Equality, Fraternity and Liberty in the society which he included, while drafting the Constitution and its Preamble.
On the other hand, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Thursday visited Chaitye Bhumi, Rajagruha Residence of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Dadri, Maharashtra with Brig. Sudhir Sawant and party workers to pay floral tributes to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar. "On January 26, 1950, We the People of India declared ourselves a sovereign republic by giving unto ourselves a Constitution that guarantees liberty, freedom, fraternity, fundamental rights, a secular fabric, institutions for checks & balances, and above all -equality to all of us," Gautam said.
"Although anomalies in social strata still remain even to this day, a large section of the historically disenfranchised have been able to lift themselves out of the tradition their forefathers bore for generations," the Social Welfare Minister said.