Modi boards Metro to attend Ambedkar event

PM Modi Takes Metro During Rush Hour Surprised Riders Get Selfies

PM Modi took a ride on the Delhi Metro from Lok Kalyan Marg station to Alipur Road

This is the place where Dr Ambedkar attained Mahaparinirvana on December 6, 1956.

"Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvana Sthal at 26, Alipur Road, was dedicated to the Nation by former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in December 2003", it said. BR Ambedkar National Memorial at Alipur Road in the national capital, the PM said the previous UPA government had failed to do much for the man who wrote our Constitution.

Prime Minister took a detailed tour of the memorial which has been given a shape of the book to signify the vast contribution of Dr Ambedkar to the framing of the constitution of India. "As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it", the Prime Minister said.

The memorial is an exhaustive collection of works of Bharat Ratna and recaptures his life with many interesting and memorable stills.

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, in his address, said that the Government has taken many new initiatives during past four years as a tribute to the Father of the Indian Constitution.

PM Narendra Modi seen here with a passenger taking a selfie at a Delhi metro station
PM Narendra Modi seen here with a passenger taking a selfie at a Delhi metro station

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a Delhi Metro ride to travel 26, Alipur Road, where he was scheduled to inaugurate Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial.

Reportedly, the first floor of the memorial houses high quality displays related to Dr Ambedkar's life whereas, the lower level of the two-storied building has an exhibition gallery, which illustrates the days spent by Ambedkar on the premises.

An Ashokan Pillar stands in front of the book-shaped building in the sprawling premises. 7400 square meters and built at a cost of 100 crores. "Our daughters will get justice", he said at an event to inaugurate the B R Ambedkar memorial here.

A meditation hall has also been created. There exists Sewerage Treatment Plant (30 KLD), Rain Water Harvesting System and roof top solar energy (50 kw) with net metering.

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