The Hon`ble Members of
this august House are aware that 6th December marks the Death
Anniversary of one of India`s tallest leaders Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb
Bhimrao Ambedkar. The Nation gratefully acknowledges his notable
contribution in guiding the process of framing of our Constitution which
laid the foundation of India`s Parliamentary Democracy.
The ashes of Babasaheb Ambedkar are interred at Chaitya Bhoomi situated
in the vicinity of the land of Indu Mill under National Textile
Corporation at Mumbai. For lakhs of his followers, this is a place of
pilgrimage. Respecting public sentiments and in response to the request
of Government of Maharashtra and taking note of the unanimous resolution
passed by both Houses of Maharashtra Legislature, the Government of
India has taken a view to make available this land for use to the
Government of Maharashtra for the construction of a befitting Memorial.
The Government has initiated the process to give effect to this decision
and I will be shortly be moving the necessary Legislative proposal for
Parliamentary approval. I seek the support and endorsement of the House.