London, Nov 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday described B.R. Ambedkar as a "great son of India" in his speech at the British Parliament and said Ambedkar stood for the empowerment of the weak, the oppressed and the excluded.
"In defining the purpose of our partnership, we must turn to a great son of India, whose house in London I shall dedicate to the cause of social justice on Saturday. Ambedkar, whose 125th birth anniversary we are celebrating now, was not just an architect of India's constitution and our parliamentary democracy."
"He also stood for the upliftment of the weak, the oppressed and the excluded. And, he lifted us all to a higher cause in the service of humanity; to build a future of justice, equality, opportunity and dignity for all humans; and peace among people," Modi added.