Nation remembers Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, chief architect of Indian constitution, today on his 126th birth anniversary. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at Babasaheb’s Statue in the Parliament House Complex this morning.
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, chief architect of the Constitution of India, was born on 14th April 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, which is now known as Dr Ambedkar Nagar. He was also the first law minister of India.
Prime Minister Modi will launch several crucial initiatives to further the digital payments revolution in India on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti in Nagpur. These projects include, the launch of BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants, cash back and referral bonus schemes for BHIM and declaring about 75 townships going less-cash.
All India Radio, Nagpur will broadcast live the function to mark the culmination of 100th DIGI DHAN MELA from 12.15 PM onwards. It can be heard on all FM Rainbow channels.
BHIM-Aadhaar, the merchant interface of the BHIM App will pave the way for making digital payments by using the Aadhaar platform. This will enable every Indian citizen to pay digitally using their biometric data like their thumb imprint on a merchants’ biometric enabled device which could be smart phone having a biometric reader.
With a view to achieving the target of 2500 crore digital transactions during the current financial year, the Prime Minister will also announce about 75 townships spread all over India as ‘less-cash townships’.
These initiatives would further promote the digital movement and reinforce the vision of Baba Saheb for social empowerment of all through financial inclusion. Besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also present awards to Mega Draw winners of Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojna.