New Delhi: President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book ‘Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: Vyakti Nahin Sankalp’ from the Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, who formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (April 14, 2018), to mark Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s birth anniversary. Speaker, Lok Sabha, Smt Sumitra Mahajan, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, and the editor of the book, Shri Kishor Makwana, were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Dr Ambedkar, like Dr Martin Luther King Jr, is an inspiring figure for all humanity. There is need to do justice to his legacy. The President was happy to note that Dr Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary was commemorated at the United Nations in 2016.
The President said the book that he had been presented was a slim volume but covered the inspiring life of Dr Ambedkar and several dimensions of his ideas and personality. It also referenced how Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had been inspired by the life and message of Dr Ambedkar. The President called the book an accessible resource to understand Dr Ambedkar. He congratulated all those associated with its publication. He expressed hope that thoughts compiled in the book would reach more and more citizens and motivate them to work together in peace and harmony.