PM opens Ambedkar’s memorial

Ambedkar's-memorialPrime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a Basaveshwara Statue at Lambeth in London. Speaking on the occasion, the PM said he was deeply pained by the terror attacks in Paris on Friday. He said this was not just an attack on the people of France but on all of humanity and the time had come for all humanitarian forces from across the world to unite to
fight this global menace. He said it was imperative that the United Nations finalises a definition of terrorism. The PM described Basaveshwara as a great philosopher and social reformer, who had fought against social evils of his time, and worked for the strengthening of democracy at the grassroots. The PM also inaugurated the Ambedkar Memorial at King Henry’s Road in London. He lit a candle in front of Ambedkar’s bust and unveiled a plaque to mark the dedication of the memorial. “This is the sacred spot where Ambedkar pursued his quest for knowledge overcoming all the difficulties and the barriers placed before him,” the Prime Minister wrote in the visitors’ book. “I bow to the great man who worked ceaselessly for the oppressed sections of society,” he added. He visited the Jaguar-Land Rover Manufacturing unit at Solihull.

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