Modi takes a metro ride to inaugurate Ambedkar memorial

PM Narendra Modi seen here with a passenger taking a selfie at a Delhi metro station

PM Narendra Modi seen here with a passenger taking a selfie at a Delhi metro station

Enthusiastic commuters clicked selfies with the Prime Minister at the metro station and inside the train during evening rush hour. Mr Rai said the prime minister became silent whenever the country faced trouble.

PM Modi also spoke about how his government had taken measures to protect Dalits.

Worth mentioning here The Prime Minister will also launch Health and Wellness Centre under Ayushman Bharat scheme in Jangala village of Bijapur district on Ambedkar Jayanti. He travelled from his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg to Alipur Road in Delhi where he inaugurated the Dr Ambedkar national memorial.

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After the attack and amid calls by Maoists to boycott the Prime Minister's programme, the district is on high alert and heavy security arrangements are in place, with 7,000 police personnel deployed in the area. The Foundation stone of DANM was laid by the Prime Minister on 21 March, 2016. The followers of Baba Saheb believe 26, Alipur Road as Holy place where he attained Mahaparinirvana. The strong words from the Prime Minister also had immediate effect as the two BJP ministers from the state of Jammu and Kashmir resigned. Since this building was to be constructed as a Memorial of Baba Saheb, who was the brain behind the Constitution of India, hence, the building has been given the shape of a book. Toran Dwars, a Bodhi Tree, a musical fountain, and facade lighting are other important elements of the memorial, a statement said. "This memorial will serve as one of the vital focal points that will bring Dr. Ambedkar even closer to today's younger generation", the PMO tweeted on Friday. "Many governments came to power after Independence, but what should have been done much before has happened now, after decades", Modi said.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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