BR Ambedkar(April 14,1891 - Dec 06,1956)'s 126th Birth Anniversary Friday April 14,2017
India celebrates the 126th birth anniversary of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar on Friday April 14,2017
Ambedkar has been regarded as one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century for his fierce battle against Indian caste system.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on the occasion visit Deekshabhoomi, a sacred Buddhist monument where Ambedkar had converted to Buddhism on the occasion of Ashok Vijaya Dashami on October 14, 1956. A number of development projects will also be inaugurated in Nagpur on the occasion. The projects include an IIIT, an IIM, an AIIMS and the Koradi thermal power station.
The day will also see the launch of the new BHIM-Aadhaar digital payments platform. The initiative has been named after Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.