Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution, on his 60th death anniversary and said that India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation.
Meanwhile, a special event was held at the Parliament complex to commemorate his death, which was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader LK Adavani, former prime minister Manmohan Singh among other political top brass.
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Later in the day, lakhs of people are expected to converge at Chaitya Bhoomi, where Ambedkar’s ashes have been interred.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai – MCGM has made adequate arrangements for pilgrims who come to visit Chaityabhoomi on Mahaparinirvan Diwas. MCGM has set up 10 control rooms to guide visitors and almost 11 ambulances have been stationed at various locations around Shivaji Park and Chaityabhoomi.
More than 400 stalls, about 200 mobile toilets, water tankers, utility vehicles and fire engines have also been set up to aid the visitors. Around 750 workers have been put on duty round the clock at the venue and Dadar Chowpatty beach, which has the book stalls.
With lakhs of people expected to visit Chaityabhoomi, the venue will also be kept under constant CCTV surveillance.
Mumbai Police too has made elaborate arrangements to maintain law and order and also to ensure smooth flow of traffic.