New Delhi, Jan 22: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will showcase the life and works of Dr B R Ambedkar, the chief architect of Indian Constitution, as its tableau at the Republic Day parade this year. This forms part of various programmes being organised across the country to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar.
According a senior ministry official, a decision in this regard was taken on July 23 last when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chaired the first meeting of the National Committee on celebration of the 125th birth Anniversary of Ambedkar. (Also Read: Ensure no illegal hoardings are put up on Republic Day; High Court tells Maharashtra)
The tableau will showcase the Parliament building, a replica of a grand memorial at Babasaheb’s birthplace in Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, handing over of the Constitution by Ambedkar to Rajendra Prasad, and also highlight issues related to untouchability, the official said. It will also showcase, a postal stamp and two commemorative coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10 which the Prime Minister had released on December 6 last in the memory of Ambedkar.