The chief ministers and governors of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh paid tribute to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao praised Ambedkar’s life as proof of the philosophy of encountering obstacles with self-confidence. He called Ambedkar a brave and noble person who did not give up despite facing discrimination based on color, caste, and the social evil of untouchability from childhood.
The CM said that Ambedkar was a universal man who reached the heights of success with his broad thinking without getting stuck in self-deprecation and vulnerability. He remembered Dr. Ambedkar on his 132nd birth anniversary as the father of the Indian Constitution, his role in changing the course of the country, and his services to the nation.
The CM also highlighted Ambedkar’s writings, speeches, and criticisms on many topics, including democracy, abolition of caste, untouchability, religious conversions, women’s rights, religion, economic reforms, history, and economy. He described Ambedkar as a role model who sacrificed his entire life for equal rights in all systems to create a modern India without inequalities.
The Telangana government introduced the ‘Telangana Dalit Bandhu’ scheme specially aiming to bring a qualitative change in the lives of Dalits. The government also created ‘Rakshana Nidhi’ to help them in case of any kind of financial difficulties faced in the future.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy described Dr. Ambedkar as one of the greatest intellectuals the country can be proud of. He said Ambedkar was a multifaceted personality with immense knowledge in legal, social, political, economic, spiritual and other fields.
Andhra Pradesh Governor S. Abdul Nazeer said in his message that Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was an eminent jurist, chief architect, and father of the Indian Constitution. Throughout his life, he fought for the empowerment of the socially, economically, and educationally weaker classes of society.