PM releases commemorative coins on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

PM releases commemorative coins on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

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. 


Initiatives brought by Dr BR Ambedkar in the labour sector still relevant today: Shri Rajnath Singh 
Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that Dr BR Ambedkar was the architect of modern India and the initiatives brought by him in the labour sector are still relevant today. At a programme organized by the Labour and Employment Ministry to pay tributes to Dr Ambedkar to mark his 125th Birth Anniversary and 60th Death Anniversary here today, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the concept of Reserve Bank, Finance Commission, Employees Provident Fund and Employees State Insurance Corporation were given by Dr Ambedkar as he realised the importance of both capital and labour.

Shri Rajnath Singh said that in any country where capital is important in the economic system, there is also significance of labour. Dr.Ambedkar realised this truth and he tried his best for effecting labour reforms along with building institutions for capital distribution, he added.

The Union Home Minister also said that the present government is doing its best to fulfill the dreams of Dr Ambedkar and schemes like Pradhan Mantri JanDhan Yojana, Shramev Jayate, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana are initiatives in this direction.

Shri Rajnath Singh, as Chief Guest at the conference on 'A tribute to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar', also released a booklet on the occasion. 

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