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Ambedkar remembered

In memory: Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam garlanding a statue of B.R. Ambedkar in Puducherry on Saturday. —   | Photo Credit: Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy

Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam, accompanied by his Cabinet colleagues, Speaker R. Radhakrishnan, legislators and leaders of various political parties on Saturday paid floral tributes to the statue of B.R. Ambedkar opposite the Legislative Assembly complex on the occasion of his death anniversary.

They also visited the newly-opened Ambedkar Manimandapam on Beach Road and offered floral tributes to his statue.

A large number of persons representing various Dalit organisations took out a rally from different points to the Assembly and offered floral tributes to the statue of Ambedkar. Students from various schools and Ambedkar Law College also garlanded his statue opposite the Assembly complex.