PM Modi surprises metro commuters, inaugurates Ambedkar Memorial

Laverne Higgins
April 14, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who inaugurated the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial in New Delhi and also took the metro ride for reaching the venue, broke his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape case and murders without naming the events. After resigning from the Union Cabinet on 1 November 1951, Dr. Ambedkar started residing in the house of Maharaja of Sirohi at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi where he breathed his last and attained Mahaparinirvana on 6 December 1956.

Modi took the metro to visit 26, Alipur Road, where he was scheduled to inaugurate the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial.

Hitting out at political parties for politicising the legacy of B R Ambedkar, Prime Minister Modi had earlier this month said that no regime had honoured the Dalit icon like his government had.

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Prime Minister Modi, while travelling in the metro, was seen taking selfies and interacting with the fellow commuters.

Besides these, he will lay the foundation stone for the construction of 1,988 km of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana roads and other road connectivity projects in Left Wing Extremism areas, water supply scheme of Bijapur and two bridges. This memorial has been given the shape of a book because Baba Saheb was the brain behind the drafting of the Constitution of India.

Dr BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary is celebrated on April 14 as Ambedkar Jayanti. The museum at the memorial intends to create an immersive experience of Dr Ambedkar's life and his contribution to India through extensive use of static media, dynamic media, audio-visual content, and multimedia technologies. The building also has a meditation hall with a Marble statue of Mahatma Buddha. Addressing the media, senior party leader Gopal Rai said the party would also launch a countrywide campaign after Sunday on rising attacks against women. "As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it", the Prime Minister said.

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