PM Narendra Modi releases Rs 10, Rs 125 commemorative coins honouring Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar

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Updated: Dec 06, 2015 1:16 PM

The coins, which have been released by PM Narendra Modi, are of '10-rupee' and '125-rupee' denomination, were issued on the Mahaparinirvan Divas of Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Narendra Modi BR Ambedkar, BR Ambedkar, BR Ambedkar coins, narendra modi coinsPM Narendra Modi releases two commemorative coins, of ’10-rupee’ and ‘125-rupee’ denomination, as part of 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of Dr BR Ambedkar. Also seen in the photo FM Arun Jaitley. (PIB photo)

Prime Minister 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 ’10-rupee’ and ‘125-rupee’ denomination, were issued on the Mahaparinirvan Divas of Babasaheb Ambedkar.

In PM Narendra Modi speech, glowing tributes were paid to Babasaheb Ambedkar. PM Modi 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 Babasaheb 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 PM Modi also 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.

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