Friday, April 15, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Tributes paid to Ambedkar in Central Hall of Parliament

Tributes paid to Ambedkar in Central Hall of Parliament
Published: Thursday, Apr 14, 2011, 19:09 IST
Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

Parliamentarians led by deputy speaker Kariya Munda today paid rich
tributes to Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 120th birth anniversary.

Munda, Union ministers SM Krishna, Mukul Wasnik and Ashwani Kumar, and
leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj offered floral
tributes at the portrait of Ambedkar in Central Hall of Parliament.

A booklet containing the profile of Ambedkar was presented to the
dignitaries who attended the function.

Ambedkar's portrait was unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament
House by the then Prime Minister VP Singh, on April 12, 1990 in
recognition of his services to the nation.

Thousands of people visited the Parliament premises, that were thrown
open to public today, to enable them offer tributes at Ambedkar's

Ambedkar was the first law minister of the country and chairman of the
committee constituted by the Constituent assembly to draft a
Constitution for independent India. He was conferred the Bharat Ratna
in 1990.

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