news Monday, March 21, 2016 - 11:58

To mark the 125th birth anniversary year of B R Ambedkar PM Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of a state of the art memorial in the national capital.

The memorial hall is set to house the relics and records of Ambedkar’s lives and important aspects of his life.

The following are the highlights of PM Modi’s speech:

  • I am the first PM who has come to speak here. It is a matter of great fortune
  • Why was it that Ambedkar had to resign from the ministry? This part of history is either forgotten or diluted? When issue of equal rights to women came up, Babasaheb was clear that if women don’t get equal rights I can’t be a part of the ministry.
  • Nothing happened to reservation for Dalits, tribals, where we are in power but still lies are spread to mislead
  • Ambedkar practiced what he preached. He achieved what other didn't in 60 years.
  • Reservations are a right that nobody can snatch
  • When Vajpayee ji became PM, sections started saying reservation will go. He was PM for two terms nothing of that sort happened
  • Dr Ambedkar called for labour reform and at the same time thought of industrialisation for the progress of India
  • Not just Dalits, Dr Ambedkar was messiah for all says
  • Dr Ambedkar called for labour reform and, at the same time, thought of industrialisation for the progress of India
  • Dalit entrepreneurship had to be an issue which had to be picked up by our govt
  • Ambedkar was no less than Martin Luther King who fought for the oppressed
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, through his political wisdom, created a united Bharat Mata. The way Sardar Patel worked for Political integration, Baba Saheb Ambedkar worked for social integration.
  • Ambedkar, through constitutional means, worked for social equality and unity in India
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