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PM Narendra Modi: Those invoking Ambedkar tried to erase his contribution

08 December 2017, 10:36 | Taylor George

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"It will not be wrong if I say that more people today are influenced by Babasaeb than by the family for whose sake such things were done".

The global centre will be a boon for the younger generation and will work on the vision of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the Prime Minister added. He will also launch the Dr Ambedkar International Centre for Socio-Economic Transformation (DAICSET).

On December 7, Prime Minister Modi is going to inaugurate the Dr Ambedkar International Centre at 15 Janpath, Delhi. "Then nothing happened for 23 years... when our government came we not only laid its foundation in April 2015 but are also dedicating it to the nation today", he said. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the centre will work as a think-tank in analyzing socio-economic issues of the country, which will help in determining the ways of achieving inclusive growth of India.

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PM Modi added that the government had developed five places related to Baba Saheb Ambedkar into pilgrimage spots. It was a telling commentary of the incredible power of Babasaheb that even though there were attempts to suppress his thought and obliterate his contribution to nation-building, his views could not be wiped out from the minds of the masses, Mr. Modi said. He said that the BHIM App for digital transactions, is the Union Government's homage to the economic vision of Dr. Ambedkar. In this context, he mentioned the sites at Alipur in Delhi; Mhow in Madhya Pradesh; Indu Mill in Mumbai; Deeksha Bhumi in Nagpur; and the house in London. The centre is made on fusion of Buddhist and present day architecture.

Prime Minister paid tributes to the leader before he heads out for Gujarat.

"I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas", the prime minister said on Twitter.

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