Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India, was born on 14th April 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, which is now known as Dr Ambedkar Nagar.
The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressing the gathering after releasing the book titled Dr.
It also referenced how Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been inspired by the life and message of Dr Ambedkar. He stressed on two points - the first one was to be a responsible citizen by following the law and protecting the Constitution.
For this, and for his many social, political and professional contributions, he continues to be a beacon for people and he shines as a universal symbol of human freedom and individual dignity.
He called on people to draw inspiration from the great figure of history and the great Indian.
Mr Bhaji address the audience and termed Dr Ambedkar national icon who ruled heart and mind of people.
In Vadodara, members of Dalit community "cleansed" BR Ambedkar's statue after Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes on his 127th birth anniversary.
Paying glorious tribute to Ambedkar at a special function in the remote village of Jangla in Chhattisgarh, Mr Modi said "I am PM because of Babasaheb" even as he helped a Dalit woman wear a pair of slippers.
President RamNath Kovind greeted the nation and tweeted: "Homage to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary".
State governments of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh imposed prohibitory orders in places that had witnessed violence during the Bharat Bandh protest by Dalits against the Supreme Court order introducing a mechanism to register cases under the SC/ST Atrocities Act.
PM Modi said, "A son of a poor mother, belonging to a very backward community, this partner of yours is if today the Prime Minister, that is too due to Babasaheb Ambedkar". "We remain indebted to him for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution".