President Kovind, PM Modi pay homage to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to the father of the Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary.

“Homage to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. An icon of our nation, and Chief Architect of the Constitution, Dr Ambedkar waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal rights for women and weaker sections,” President Kovind tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. 
In a tweet, Modi said, “Dr Ambdekar was a pioneer of social justice and chief architect of the Indian constitution.”

Popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, he was an Indian jurist, politician, economist and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination towards the untouchables, women and labourers.

He was independent India’s first law and justice minister, the architect of the Constitution of India, and a founding father of the Republic of India.