Mayawati unveils two statues of B. R. Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary

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Lucknow, Dec.6 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati unveiled two statues of the Father of Indian Constitution and Bharat Ratna, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 54th death anniversary here on Monday.

Mayawati also inaugurated Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Gomti Park in the city.

During the occasion, she spoke about forthcoming plans for the welfare for the weaker section of the society.

"I have unveiled two huge statues of Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar placed at two different places, keeping in mind his struggle, work done and the efforts made by him to change the conditions of down trodden in the society," said Mayawati.

Scores of people had converged at the memorial to pay their respects to Ambedkar.

Dr. Ambedkar was a jurist, scholar, Bahujan political leader and a Buddhist revivalist.

Ambedkar spent his life fighting untouchability and the Indian caste system.

He is also credited for having sparked off the Dalit Buddhist movement. Ambedkar was honoured with the Bharat Ratna.

Overcoming numerous social and financial obstacles, Ambedkar became one of the first "untouchables" to obtain a college education in India.

He went on to pursue higher studies in the United States and England, where he earned law degrees and multiple doctorates for his study and research in law, economics and political science.

Returning home as a recognised scholar, Ambedkar practiced law for a few years before he began publishing journals that advocated political rights and social freedom for India's untouchables. By Kamna Mathur (ANI)

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