New Delhi -- Contending that B R Ambedkar's economic thought and vision has not been fully understood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil his vision and dreams to create a prosperous and inclusive India.
Releasing two commemorative coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10 denomination at his residence as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of the architect of the Constitution, he said Ambedkar was a visionary and a profound thinker whose economic thought and vision is still not fully understood and needs to be appreciated, even though his contribution towards social justice have been recognised.
"Our government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil the vision & dreams of Dr Ambedkar to create a prosperous & inclusive India," Modi said in a series of tweets after the function in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot were also present.
The Prime Minister also highlighted Ambedkar's vision on women empowerment, federalism, economy and its relevance today
"We are aware of Dr Ambedkar's contributions towards social justice but Babasaheb's thoughts on economic issues are equally enlightening. ... Dr Ambedkar will always be remembered as an original & profound thinker. His views on inclusiveness & harmony continue to inspire us," he said.
The Prime Minister said Ambedkar had faced lot of humiliation, yet his patriotism reflected in his work.
Referring to the recent two-day sitting in Parliament on Ambedkar, he said there was good discussion in both the Houses of Parliament. The members reviewed the present situation in the context of Ambedkar's perspective, he said
There were people who asked why November 26 was being observed, the Prime Minister said, adding "I do not feel that somebody who understands Babasaheb Ambedkar would ask these questions.
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