Ambedkar a��s Anniversary Celebrated

HYDERABAD: Telangana State on Tuesday saluted Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on the occasion of his 125thA�Birth Anniversary.

On the occasion, all the districts wore festive look with flowers and flags. While the Union Government has declared a national holiday for government offices, political leaders of all parties paid respects to Ambedkar at various places.

The KCR Government made special arrangements to celebrate the occasion on a grand scale across the State. Addressing a public meeting at Tank Bund in Hyderabad, Deputy Chief Ministers Kadiam Srihari and Mahmood Ali felicitated two a�?brave personsa�? Anand and Purna for scaling Mount Everest. Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao and some of his cabinet members paid rich tributes to Ambedkar. Speaker S Madhusudana Chary offered floral tributes to him on the Assembly premises.

Telangana State Congress chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, CLP leader Jana Reddy, Shabbir Ali and Mallu Ravi have also paid floral tributes to Ambedkar. TDP leaders L Ramana, ErrabelliDayakar Rao, Revanth Reddy, Sujana Chowdhury and others offered tributes to him at NTR Trust Bhavan. Telangana BJP president G Kishen Reddy, after offering floral tributes said that Ambedkar discouraged change of religions. Though freedom was achieved long ago, members of SC and ST communities in the country remained poor and not developed up to the mark and Ambedkara��s words are a source of inspiration for the BJP to work for the cause of deprived and destitute classes, he noted.

A large number of Ambedkarites thronged the Tank Bund and offered floral tributes to Father of the Constitution, to mark the occasion. Leaders of various political parties followed suit at respective districts. (NSS)

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