Glowing tributes were paid to the architect and the Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, on his 124th birth anniversary yesterday. At a function held at the Status of Dr B R Ambedkar, near the entrance of Dr B R Ambedkar auditorium here, the Lt. Governor, Lt. gen A K Singh (Retd) paid floral tributes to Dr Ambedkar as the chief guest of the function Chief secretary, Adhyaksha Zila Parishad (South Andaman), Chairperson (PBMC), eminent citizens and senior officers of the Administration also paid floral tributes to Dr. Ambedkar on the occation.
The Lt. Governor said that Dr. Ambedkar was born at a time when India was under British rule and social evils such as castes discriminations and untouchability were prevalent in the Indian society. His hard work and dedication had helped him achieve his goal, braving lot of challenges, be it the problem in school or family financial matters, he said. He had always strived to encourage brotherhood and to end the old discrimination system from the society, as it has no place in Independent India, the Lt. Governor said.