MHOW, MP: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid rich floral tributes to B R Ambedkar at his birth place in Kalipaltan area of Mhow cantonment town on his 125th birth anniversary.
Ambedkar was born in Mhow cantonment town of Madhya Pradesh on April 14, 1891. The state government has built a grand memorial at his birth place.
“Modi is the first Prime Minister of the country to pay a visit to Ambedkar’s birth place, Mhow,” Ambedkar Social Science University, Mhow, Vice Chancellor R S Kureel claimed while talking to PTI.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and other dignitaries on the occasion.
Modi took a look at the grand memorial and spent over 15 minutes there.
He will later address a public meeting in Mhow and launch the 11-day-long ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ (village self-governance campaign).
Earlier, the PM was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival at the Indore airport by Chief Minister Chouhan and state Health Minister Narottam Mishra.
From Indore, Modi left for Mhow in a helicopter.–PTI