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Indian People pays homage to B R Ambedekar on 122nd birth anniversary.

YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari today led the nation in paying homage to Babsaheb Ambedkar on his 124th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

Mr Mukherjee, Mr Ansari paid floral tributes at the statue of Ambedkar at the Parliament House lawns.

Former PM Manmohan Singh,Congress President Sonia Gandhi also paid floral tributes to the architect of the Indian Constitution along with a host of parliamentarians of both the houses.

Various events across the country have been organized to mark the day. A great social reformer, Dr. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh. He dedicated his entire life for the uplifting of the deprived sections of society.As a member of the Constitution-drafting committee, Ambedkar provided constitutional guarantees and protections for a wide range of civil liberties for individual citizens.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar 14 April 1891 -- 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and campaigned against social discrimination against Dalits, women and labour. He was Independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning a law degree and various doctorates from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science. In his early career he was an economist, professor, and lawyer. His later life was marked by his political activities, where he became involved in the negotiations for India's independence campaigning by publishing journals advocating political rights and social freedom for 'untouchables' and contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits.

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-Var of Ambedkar Statue

-Var of political leaders

-Mid of Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi

-Various of presidents Pranab

Moe of leaders

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