BJP state vice president V Srinivas Prasad paid floral tributes to the image of Dr B R Ambedkar.
The birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar is celebrated every year on April 14 throughout the country and by his followers overseas. The programme was compered by Frazel of Class X.
A large number of Ambedkar followers visited Mhow to pay their respects to independent India's first law minister. He said, Dr Ambedkar was an academic and economist, a scholar and moral philosopher, an exceptional legal mind and constitutionalist and above all, he was an activist for social reform and for legitimate opportunities for women and a champion of liberty.More news: Punches thrown during Rockies-Padres bench-clearing brouhaha
He said Ambedkar had recognised the difference between India and other countries and accordingly prepared plans for shaping future of the country.
He said, "Despite the personal challenges he faced, Dr Ambedkar was remarkably free of rancour and resentment".
He urged, "Let us draw inspiration from this great figure of history and this great Indian".More news: 76ers get team-record 15th straight win
The president later left for Mhow, about 30km from Indore, by a helicopter. He will pay his tributes to the Babasaheb at his memorial in Mhow and grace a function being organised on his 127th birth anniversary.
It also referenced how Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been inspired by the life and message of Dr Ambedkar.
Addressing the event, Adityanath said that the BJP government has worked tirelessly for the upliftment of Dalits. The President was happy to note that Dr Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary was commemorated at the United Nations in 2016.More news: Trump blasts Comey as details emerge from scathing book
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind along with the Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, releasing the book titled Dr.