Launching the ‘Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday’ programme here on the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, Modi said the programme will be held from April 14 to April 24.
“It is my privilege that I am here, on the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar. I bow to this land. He (Ambedkar) fought against injustice in society. His was a fight for equality and dignity,” Modi said.
‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’ (India’s uplift through rural uplift) seeks to strengthen the Panchayati raj structure and boost development in villages.
Earlier Modi on Thursday paid tributes to B.R. Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary at his hometown in Mhow.
Modi, who arrived earlier in the day in Indore city, flew to Mhow by helicopter.
The prime minister went to the Ambedkar Memorial at Mhow, and offered floral tributes to the Dalit icon.
He also went to a room where a cradle has been kept and went around the photo exhibition.