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PM to inaugurate Ambedkar memorial tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will inaugurate the Dr national memorial here tomorrow on the eve of the icon's birth anniversary.

The memorial at 26, Alipore Road here was dedicated to the nation by the then in December 2003.

This is the place where had breathed his last on December 6, 1956.

had laid the foundation stone of the memorial on March 21, 2016.

The memorial has been given the shape of a book. The museum at the memorial intends to create a detailed experience of Ambedkar's life and and his contribution to through extensive use of static media, dynamic media, audio-visual content, and

A hall has also been created. Toran Dwars, a Bodhi Tree, a musical fountain, and facade lighting are other important elements of the memorial, a statement said.

Hitting out at political parties for politicising the legacy of B R Ambedkar, had earlier this month said that no regime had honoured the icon like his government had.

The PM's remarks had come close on the heels of widespread violent protests over a verdict putting in place "safeguards" to prevent the misuse of a law to prevent atrocities against SCs and STs.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 21:00 IST