The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressing the gathering after releasing the book titled Dr.
The President said that in his move towards building a better and fairer society, Dr Ambedkar emphasised the values of nonviolence and of compassion in public life.
Violent protests on April 2 and April 10 during Bharat bandhs - the first against the Supreme Court ruling on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) and the second by upper caste groups against reservation - had also put senior police officials into a tizzy in Bihar.
For this, and for his many social, political and professional contributions, he continues to be a beacon for people and he shines as a universal symbol of human freedom and individual dignity.
Jangla (Chhattisgarh)/New Delhi: The battle for Ambedkar's legacy continued unabated with both the Congress and the BJP intensifying their attempts to embrace the social icon on his 127th birth anniversary on Saturday.
The principal spoke on the occasion and said that Dr Ambedkar has occupied the 1st place by having founded the Constitution.
Narayanasamy earlier flagged-off a marathon by students and youths at the Ambedkar Manimandapam, organised as part of the birth anniversary celebrations.
Paying glorious tribute to Ambedkar at a special function in the remote village of Jangla in Chhattisgarh, Mr Modi said "I am PM because of Babasaheb" even as he helped a Dalit woman wear a pair of slippers. He said, his government is following the path shown by Baba Saheb and moving ahead with the mantra of Sabka Saath - Sabka Vikas to ensure that the benefits of development reach all section of society. He said the country remains indebted to Babasaheb for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution.
President RamNath Kovind greeted the nation and tweeted: "Homage to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary". The President offered floral tributes at the statue of Baba Saheb at Sansad Bhavan Lawns in the Parliament House complex this morning.