Ambedkar Jayanti LIVE updates: BHIM success will be a global case study going forward, says PM Narendra Modi

By: | Updated: April 14, 2017 3:17 PM

PM Modi prays at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur.

We are reaching a time when the mobiles phones will be where financial transactions will take place, says PM Modi. (PMO image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Nagpur to pay homage to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. To mark the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, PM Modi visited a sacred place closely associated with the Dalit icon. Apart from paying rich tribute, the Prime Minister inaugurated a slew of development projects. He has already inaugurated new units of Koradi Thermal Power station. Marking the 126th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar as a day to introduce several initiatives to further the digital payments revolution, PM Modi launched BHIM-Aadhaar App.

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2:15 pm: This DigiDhan movement is a Safai Abhiyaan. It is to fight the menace of corruption, says PM Modi.

2:10 pm: We are reaching a time when the mobiles phones will be where financial transactions will take place, says PM Modi.

2:08 pm: 21st century is the century of knowledge, says PM Modi.

2:06 pm: The BHIM App is positively impacting several lives across the nation, says PM Modi.

2:02 pm: Dr Ambedkar did not have a trace of bitterness or revenge in him. This was is speciality, says PM Modi.

2:01 pm: People of India gave their lives so that India attains freedom. Our freedom is the result of the sacrifices made by several greats, says PM Modi.

2:00 pm: One of the sectors towards which we are devoting significant effort is the renewable energy sector, says PM Modi.

1:59 pm: Every poor in India should have a house by 2022, says PM Modi.

1:58 pm: India considers world as one family, says PM Modi.

1:56 pm: Energy sector is of great vitality in the 21st century, says PM Modi.

1:55 pm: Delighted to be here on Ambedkar Jayanti. I am honoured to have got the opportunity to pray at Deekshabhoomi, says PM Modi.

1:50 pm: PM Narendra Modi launches BHIM-Aadhaar app in Nagpur.

1:35 pm:

1:30 pm: PM Narendra Modi presented awards to Mega Draw winners of Lucky Grahak Yojana

1:28 pm: PM Narendra Modi announced Cash Back and Referral Bonus to incentive Digital Payments towards a Clean India.

1:22 pm: Check out Devendra Fadnavis’ tweet

1:20 pm: PM Modi laid the foundation stone for a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), IIM and IIT in Nagpur.

11:55 am: PM Narendra Modi visits new units in Koradi thermal Power Station in Nagpur, Maharashtra

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11:50 am: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal Power Station in Nagpur.

11:16 am: PM Modi prays at Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur.

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11:00 am: PM Modi will inaugurate an IIIT, an IIM, an AIIMS.

10:47 am: PM Narendra Modi today paid tributes to dalit icon B R Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary. “Tributes to venerable Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on Ambedkar Jayanti. Jai Bhim,” he tweeted.

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10:40 am: The Prime Minister will also address a public meeting.

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10:25 am: Modi will be in the Koradi thermal power station where he will dedicate Mahagenco’s 1,980-MW Koradi Thermal Power project to the nation in the presence of Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.

10:20 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Ramdas Athawale, Hansraj Ahir and other leaders will be present on the occasion.

10:15 am: The NITI Aayog programme at Mankapur will include the launch of BHIM cashback and referral schemes of BHIM Aadhaar, awarding the winners of the Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana and the bhoomi pujan of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, AIIMS Nagpur, IIM-Nagpur and IIIT-Nagpur, the release said.

10:10 am: Around 12.25 pm, PM Modi will attend the inauguration programme of various government schemes, organised by NITI Aayog, at the Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur. He will also release a postal stamp on Deekshabhoomi and address the people on the occasion.

10:05 am: “In Nagpur, I will pray at Deekshabhoomi, a holy spot that is very closely associated with Dr. Ambedkar,” he added. Deekshabhoomi is a sacred Buddhist monument where Ambedkar had converted to Buddhism on the occasion of Ashok Vijaya Dashami on October 14, 1956.

9:55 am: Providing details about Modi’s visit, the Nagpur district information office said in a release that he will arrive at the city airport at 10.45 am, from where he will head to Deekshabhoomi to pay homage to Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary.

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