Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday paid sincere tributes to the legendary leader, Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. BR Ambedkar, on his 126th birth anniversary, recalling his outstanding contribution to the uplift of the weaker sections of the society. In his message to the people, Captain Amarinder described Dr. Ambedkar as a scholar, jurist, economist, social reformer and statesman par excellence. Though he hailed from a humble family, he went to join the league of top global leaders as a result of his dedicated commitment to the backward and weaker sections, said the Chief Minister, adding that the Indian Constitution was the result of Dr. Ambedkar’s hard work, dedication and far sightedness.
The Chief Minister exhorted the people to follow the path shown by the great social reformer, urging them to work towards the realization of Dr. Ambedkar’s vision and dream by carving out an egalitarian society for securing justice and equality for all the sections of society. Captain Amarinder called upon the people to follow the ideals of Dr. Ambedkar and rise above the petty considerations of caste, colour and creed to lead India on the path of holistic progress.The Chief Minister regretted his inability to attend the state level function in honour of the legendary leader, who had played a remarkable role in shaping modern India, due to his indisposition.