Rahul pays tribute to Ambedkar at his birthplace

Mhow, June 2:?Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in a day-long visit here on Tuesday visited the birth place of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the chief architect of Indian Constitution, and paid rich floral tributes at the grand memorial of the Dalit icon.
Today marks the centenary of Ambedkar's graduation from Columbia University in the USA.
Mr. Gandhi's visit to Mhow, the birthplace of Ambedkar, flags off Congress' year-round celebrations of the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar with the exercise being seen as an attempt by it to reach out to the Dalit community.
Mhow, earlier known as Military Head Quarter of War (Mhow), was in 2003 re-christened as Dr. Ambedkar Nagar.
Soon after landing in Indore, Mr. Gandhi drove to this cantonment town where the memorial to Ambedkar is located.
The Congress Vice President was accompanied by party General Secretary Digvijay Singh and former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde among other leaders.
Mr. Gandhi outreach campaign includes addressing a public meeting and interaction with Dalit leaders and activists later in the day.
After paying tributes at the statue of Ambedkar memorial in Kali Paltan area, Mr. Gandhi meditated for nearly five minutes.
He also had a close look at the Dalit icon's photos displayed at the memorial. Agencies
Source: Agencies



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