Congress tried to erase Ambedkar's legacy: Modi

Congress tried to erase Ambedkar's legacy: Modi

Addressing a gathering on the occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the memorial signifies the importance this govt attaches to Dr Ambedkar.

Earlier PM Modi and President Kovind took to Twitor to pay homage and respect to Dr Ambedkar.

"The Prime Minister's initiative will give wings to the aspirations of every tribal and Dalit youth", he said.

In the memory of Dr. Ambedkar, Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvana Sthal, 26, Alipur Road was dedicated to the Nation by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India on 2 December, 2003.

The prime ministers official residence is 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in the heart of the Lutyenss Delhi.

Reportedly, the first floor of the memorial houses high quality displays related to Dr Ambedkar's life whereas, the lower level of the two-storied building has an exhibition gallery, which illustrates the days spent by Ambedkar on the premises.

The Prime Ministers Office tweeted photographs of the new memorial.

The Ambedkar Memorial at Alipur Road is built at the place where the dalit icon had breathed his last on December 6, 1956.

Mr Modi will inaugurate Dr Ambedkar National Memorial at Alipur Road on Friday on the eve of Babasaheb Ambedkar's birth anniversary.

Modi had laid the foundation stone for the memorial on March 21, 2016. Since this building was to be constructed as a Memorial of Baba Saheb, who was the brain behind the Constitution of India, hence, the building has been given the shape of a book. A, a musical fountain and a facade lighting are the other attractions of the memorial. "Many governments came to power after Independence, but what should have been done much before has happened now, after decades", Modi said.

In April 2017, Modi and Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull had travelled by metro to reach Akshardham station.