New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released two commemorative coins, as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
The coins, which are of “ten-rupee” and “one hundred and twenty-five rupee” denomination, were issued on the Mahaparinirvan Divas of Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that there were only a few individuals who remain alive in public consciousness, even 60 years after their death.
He said the more we recall Dr. Ambedkar’s thought, in the context of issues currently faced by India, the more we come to respect his vision and his approach to inclusiveness.
At Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai, a special programme was organised to mark the occason.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid Floral tributes to Babasaheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas.