NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government was leaving no stone unturned to fulfill the vision and dreams of Dr BR Ambedkar to create a prosperous and inclusive India whose views and thoughts, he said, have not been fully understood as yet.
The Prime Minister released two commemorative coins of `125 and `10 denomination at his residence as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of the architect of the Constitution. The PM’s comments came against the backdrop of a growing debate over alleged intolerance in the country and are being seen as yet another attempt by Modi to reach out to all sections by invoking the vision and dream of the architect of the Constitution.
Stating that there are only a few individuals who remain alive in public consciousness even 60 years after their death, Modi said the “more we recall Dr Ambedkar’s thought, in the context of issues currently faced by India, the more we come to respect his vision and his approach to inclusiveness.”
It is because of great men like Babasaheb that India has scaled heights of progress, he said. Referring to the recent two-day sitting in Parliament on Dr Ambedkar, Modi said there was a good discussion in both Houses of Parliament and members reviewed the present situation in the context of Dr Ambedkar’s perspective. Modi posted his thoughts in a series of tweets. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Gehlot were also present at the funciton held to mark the 60th death anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. “Nobody would have ever thought that there could be a day when Ambedkar picture could be on India’s coin,” Modi said.