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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a state of the art memorial to B R Ambedkar in New Delhi today.
Mr. Modi will also deliver Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture. Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot will also be present on the occasion.
The three-storeyed memorial spread over 1.85 acres on Alipur Road in north Delhi will be in the shape of an open Constitution with a dome in the middle. Mr. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, had breathed his last at 26, Alipur Road, and the place is considered sacred by his followers.
The memorial would house relics of Dr Ambedkar, a photo gallery covering all important aspects of his life and work, Bodhisattva Bhim Jyoti, Bodhisattva Bhim Stambha, Boddhivriksha, replicas of Bhim Janambhoomi (Mhow), Deeksha Bhoomi (Nagpur), and Rajgraha and Chatiya Bhoomi (Mumbai).
The memorial will also have a meditation hall, an audio-visual wing, information center.
The Union government is celebrating 125th birth anniversary year of B R Ambedkar since the year 2015.

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