Ambedkar Jayanti: Narendra Modi to visit Nagpur on Friday

New Delhi: On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Nagpur where he will visit a sacred place closely associated with the Dalit icon and inaugurate a series of development projects.

"I am extremely honoured to be visiting Nagpur tomorrow, on the very special occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti," he tweeted.

File image of Narendra Modi. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

"In Nagpur, I will pray at Deekshabhoomi, a holy spot that is very closely associated with Dr. Ambedkar," he said.

Deekshabhoomi is a sacred monument of Buddhism located where Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with thousands of people on Ashok Vijaya Dashami on 14 October 1956.

"We are unwavering in our efforts towards creating a strong, prosperous and inclusive India of Dr. Ambedkar’s
dreams,” Modi said.

A series of development projects are going to be inaugurated in Nagpur tomorrow, which will have a positive
impact on people's lives, the prime minister said.

The development projects include IIIT, IIM and AIIMS and launch of Koradi Thermal Power Station.

He will also address a public meeting.

"Will join culmination of the DigiDhan Mela, where I will present awards to Mega Draw winners of Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojna," Modi said in another tweet.

Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017 21:48:07 IST

Also See