Nagpur: On the occasion of 127th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, today, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis payed respect and garlanded the statue of Dr Ambedkar at Samvidhan Square following a cake cutting ceremony.
Speaking on this occasion, Fadnavis said, every person cherishes this day with great enthusiasm because Babasaheb Ambedkar has given Indians a valuable contribution. He is remembered for his efforts to eradicate the social evils such as untouchability and caste-based restrictions ensuring equal rights for women and for the disadvantaged as well as uplifting the status of Dalits.
On April 14, thousands of followers visited Deekshabhoomi and Samvidhan Square from the early morning and paid their homage to Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Processions were taken out amid music and songs dedicated to the Dalit icon.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion include Mayor Nanda Jichkar, MLAs Sudhakar Deshmukh, Sudhakar Kohale, Krishna Khopde, Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar, Ruling Party Leader in NMC Sandeep Joshi, Sandeep Jadhav, Kishore Palandurkar, Bhojraj Dubey, Rambhau Ambulkar, several Corporators, and people in large numbers.