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Chief Minister pays tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur paid floral tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution and first Law Minister of India Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary by garlanding his statue at Ambedkar Chowk here today.

While interacting with electronic media, Chief Minister said that      Dr. Ambedkar not only drafted the Constitution of India, but also took up various issues of the poor, downtrodden, scheduled castes and other wearer sections of the society. He said that Dr. Ambedkar felt that education was the right weapon to fight social slavery and it can enlighten the downtrodden masses to come up and gain social status, economic betterment and political freedom.

Chief Minister said that Dr. Ambedkar devoted his whole life to fight the eradication of caste by proliferating a movement against the evils of the caste system. He said that Dr. Ambedkar made all his efforts to change the hierarchical structures of Indian society and restoration of equal rights and justice to the marginalized and abolition of untouchability.

Chief Minister requested the people of the State coming back from other parts of the country to quarantine themselves at their homes as a precautionary measure.

Later, the Chief Minister also visited BJP State Office at Chakkar and paid floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar by garlanding his portrait.

MP & State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, MLAs Balbir Verma and Kishori Lal, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Trilok Jamwal, Chairman HIMFED Ganesh Dutt, Mayor Shimla Municipal Corporation Satya Kondal, Deputy Mayor Shalinder Chauhan and Chairman Kailash Fedration Ravi Mehta also paid floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar on the occasion.