"I bow to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary - Jai Bhim," the Prime Minister said in his message.

"Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar is a yug purush (man of the era) who lives in the hearts and minds of crores of Indians. His life is characterised by unmatched determination and a firm commitment towards social justice. He made a mark as a bright lawyer, scholar, writer and intellectual who always spoke his mind," Modi said.

"Who can forget Dr Ambedkar's contribution in the making of our Constitution? He served the nation and the people tirelessly and selflessly."

"Let us pledge to dedicate ourselves to creating the India that Dr Ambedkar dreamt of...an India that will make him proud," Modi said.

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