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Memorial of Babasaheb Ambedkar to be built in Mumbai: Govt

Posted on Dec 05, 08:50PM | UNI

The Government has initiated the process of constructing a memorial of Babasaheb Ambedkar in Mumbai, Union Commerce and Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma said today.

In a statement laid in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, Mr Sharma said, "The ashes of Babasaheb Ambedkar are interred at Chaitya Bhoomi situated in the vicinity of the land of Indu Mill under National Textile Corporation at Mumbai. For lakhs of his followers, this is a place of pilgrimage. Respecting public sentiments and in response to the request of Government of Maharashtra and taking note of the unanimous resolution passed by both Houses of Maharashtra Legislature, the Government of India has taken a view to make available this land for use to the Government of Maharashtra for the construction of a befitting memorial.

"The Government has initiated the process to give effect to this decision and I will be shortly be moving the necessary Legislative proposal for Parliamentary approval. I seek the support and endorsement of the House." December 6 marks the death anniversary of Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.