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'A' class pilgrimage tag for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The BJP-led in has conferred 'A' class pilgrimage and tourist destination status for Chaitya Bhoomi at in Central Mumbai, where Dr was laid to rest.

The proposal in this regard was today approved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, an official in the Chief Minister's Office said.

The decision will enable overall development of the memorial, thronged by thousands on the death anniversary of the Dalit icon on December 6, observed as "Mahaparinirvan din".

The state had earlier granted the same status to 'Deekshabhoomi' in where Ambedkar along with a large number of his followers embraced Buddhism in 1956.

Last month, (NTC) had given permission to the to start construction of the Ambedkar memorial at Indu mill compound, near the Chaitya Bhoomi.

Ambedkar, the chief architect of Indian Constitution and champion of depressed sections, was cremated at Chaitya Bhoomi on his death on December 6, 1956.

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First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 16:22 IST