Governor Bandaru Dattatraya offered floral tributes to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the Father of the Indian Constitution, on his 130th birth anniversary at Ambedkar Chowk, Chaura Maidan here today. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur also paid tribute to Dr. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.
In his message the Governor said that besides being the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. Ambedkar worked seamlessly for ensuring social justice to the people and dedicated his life for the betterment of the poor, the exploited and the downtrodden. He emphasised upon spreading his message of brotherhood, his thoughts and principles particularly against social discrimination and the rights of women and labour.
The Governor also released the calendar of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Society in the presence of the Chief Minister on the occasion.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, MP & State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, MLAs, Mayor Municipal Corporation Shimla Satya Kondal, Chairman, HIMFED Ganesh Dutt, Councillors and other prominent persons were also present on the occasion.