The President, Shri
Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba
Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 57th Mahaparinirvan Diwas here today. The
President offered floral tributes at the statue of Baba Saheb at Sansad
Bhavan Lawns in the Parliament House complex this morning.
The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan
Singh and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Smt. Meira Kumar also offered
tributes to the Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Ambedkar.
Among other leaders who paid floral homage to Baba Saheb included the
Union Minister for Home, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Union Minister of
Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja, and the Minister of State,
Social Justice and Empowerment Shri D. Napolean.
The Chairperson, National Advisory Council, Smt. Sonia Gandhi also paid
floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar.
The function was organised by the Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous
organization under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.