Today marks the centenary of Ambedkar's graduation from Columbia University in the USA. Rahul's visit to Mhow, the birthplace of Ambedkar, today flags off Congress' year-round celebrations of the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar with the exercise being seen as an attempt by it to reach out to the Dalit community.

Mhow, earlier known as Military Head Quarter of War (Mhow), was in 2003 rechristened as Dr Ambedkar Nagar. Soon after landing in Indore, Rahul drove to this cantonment town where the memorial to Ambedkar is located.

The Congress vice president was accompanied by party general secretary Digvijay Singh and former Union Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde among other leaders. Rahul's outreach campaign includes addressing a public meeting and interaction with Dalit leaders and activists later
in the day. Congress has drawn up plans to organise a series of functions to pay tribute to the contributions of Ambedkar on his 125th anniversary.

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