Mahakumbh in Dr Ambedkar's birthplace tomorrow

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Indore, Apr 13 (UNI) Leader of Opposition L K Advani, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Congress state President Suresh Pachouri and other leaders are expected at Babasaheb B R Ambedkar's birthplace MHOW (Military Headquarters Of War), in this district, to attend a Mahakumbh coinciding with his birth anniversary tomorrow.

About a lakh people from various parts of the country, especially Maharashtra, would converge at MHOW.

The Bhim Birthplace Memorial would be unveiled at 1100 hrs by Mr Advani. The foundation stone for the Memorial was laid on April 14, 1991 by the then chief minister Sunderlal Patwa, who headed a Bharatiya Janata Party government, but worked on the structure proceeded at snail's pace owing to several hurdles.

Construction began in April 1996 but halted in December 1997 due to a cash crunch and restarted in 2001 when Rs 42 lakh were provided. A total of Rs 6.21 crore were allotted by the state government in 2005-06 and 2006-07, sources said.


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