The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today released two commemorative coins, as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The coins, which are of "ten-rupee" and "one hundred and twenty-five rupee" denomination, were issued on the Mahaparinirvan Divas of Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that there were only a few individuals who remain alive in public consciousness, even 60 years after their death. He 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.
The Prime Minister said that while his contributions towards social justice have been recognized, his economic thought and vision is still not fully understood, and it needs to be appreciated. The Prime Minister said Dr. Ambedkar and the Constitution of India should always be discussed and talked about in this country, and the observance of Constitution Day on November 26th, was a step in this direction.
The Prime Minister appreciated Dr. Ambedkar's vision on subjects such as women empowerment, India's federal structure, finance and education.
Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley and Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot were present on the occasion.
Today is 6th December. We pay homage to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: PM while releasing commemorative coins on Dr. Ambedkar— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 6, 2015
Even after 60 years, Dr. Ambedkar is still alive & that is his greatness: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 6, 2015
Dr. Ambedkar was a visionary and was a very deep thinker: PM @narendramodi while releasing coins on Dr. Ambedkar— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 6, 2015
We know about Dr. Ambedkar's rich thoughts on social justice but less is known about his economic thoughts: PM on Dr. Ambedkar— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 6, 2015
Be it a Finance Commission or RBI, Dr. Ambedkar envisioned all of this. Such was his greatness: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 6, 2015
Honoured to release commemorative coins on Dr. Ambedkar. It is because of great men like Babasaheb that India scaled heights of progress.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 6, 2015
Dr. Ambedkar will always be remembered as an original & profound thinker. His views on inclusiveness & harmony continue to inspire us.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 6, 2015
We are aware of Dr. Ambedkar's contributions towards social justice but Babasaheb's thoughts on economic issues are equally enlightening.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 6, 2015
Our Government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil the vision & dreams of Dr. Ambedkar to create a prosperous & inclusive India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 6, 2015