06.12.2020 : Governor visits Chaityabhumi; offers floral tribute to Dr Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Din

    Publish Date: December 6, 2020

    Governor visits Chaityabhumi; offers floral tribute to Dr Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Din

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari offered floral tributes at the memorial of the Architect of the Constitution Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on the occasion of 64th Maha Parinirvan Din of Dr Ambedkar at Chaityabhumi in Mumbai on Sunday (Dec 6).

    The Trisharan Buddha Vandana was recited on the occasion. Rose petals were showered on the Chaityabhumi memorial from the helicopter.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said, while many countries of the world had high mortality rate during the Covid -19 pandemic, India managed to keep the mortality low because of the spirit of compassion (Karuna) shown by the people. He said compassion to fellow beings was preached by Bhagwan Buddha and the same was propagated by Dr Ambedkar.

    Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said Dr Ambedkar brought about a social revolution in the country and gave a framework of discipline to his followers. He said Dr Ambedkar gave the nation the Constitution of India. The Chief Minister thanked the people for observing discipline and not crowding the Chaityabhumi in view of the threat posed by the Covid 19 pandemic as per the appeal made by the administration.

    Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the Government is committed to completing the construction of the grand memorial of Dr Ambedkar at Indu Mills within the stipulated time.

    Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Nana Patole, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale, Ministers from Maharashtra Dr Nitin Raut, Varsha Gaikwad, Dhanajay Munde, Aslam Shaikh and Aaditya Thackeray, Mayor of Mumbai Kishori Pednekar, former Vice Chancellor Dr B L Mungekar, Municipal Commissioner I S Chahal and General Secretary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Din Samanvay Samiti Nagsen Kamble were prominent among those present.