PM Modi to launch rural uplift campaign at Ambedkar birthplace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Mhow town on Thursday to pay tribute to Bhimrao Ambedkar, the chief architect of India’s Constitution, on his 125th birth anniversary and launch the ‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’ campaign.

Modi is expected to land in Indore city on Thursday afternoon and then proceed toMhow. He will pay homage to the late leader at Ambedkar memorial in the town and attend a function during which he will address the nation.

‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’ (India’s uplift through rural uplift) is a government campaign to be conducted from Ambedkar birth anniversary on 14th April to ‘National Panchayati Raj Day’ on 24 April.

Earlier in the day, the prime minister paid his tributes to Ambedkar saying “his economic vision was unique”.

“On his jayanti, I bow to the venerable Babasaheb Ambedkar. Jai Bhim. He is a ‘vishwa manav’ who devoted his life in service of the poor and marginalised,” the prime minister said on Twitter.

“He believed in the power of education. His economic vision was unique, with a strong emphasis on welfare of the farmer as well as the worker,” he added.

Born on April 14, 1891 to Bhimabai Sakpal and Ramji in Madhya Pradesh, Ambedkar died on December 6, 1956

HindustanTimes

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