Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday paid tribute to B R Ambedkar on his 131st birth anniversary, saying that his works towards the welfare and upliftment of the deprived section of the society will always be the centre of inspiration. The Uttar Pradesh government will make every effort to realise the dreams of Babasaheb, the CM said. Invoking Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar at a special programme organised at Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University here on Thursday, the CM said, “The spirit of equality, justice and fraternity that Dr Ambedkar infused in the Constitution is the result that India is moving ahead as the world’s largest democracy.” The Prime Minister paid the highest respect to Babasaheb Ambedkar by developing places related to Dr Ambedkar in the form of Panchtirth, he added. The Chief Minister said that the government is providing housing to the poor and downtrodden today. Over 43 lakh people were given houses in the state to fulfill the dreams of Babasaheb. People are getting facilities of toilet, electricity and education without any discrimination. Mentioning the struggles faced by the principal architect of the Indian Constitution, the CM said, “When Dr Ambedkar was born, there were malpractices like untouchability prevailing in the society. Babasaheb adopted the path of struggle in life, instead of running away from difficulties. This is the reason the name of Baba Saheb is taken with great reverence and respect.” He urged everyone to draw inspiration from his struggles. Babasaheb always said that we are Indians from the beginning till the end, and we must always remember this feeling to be successful in life. The Chief Minister further stated that it is the result of the efforts of Ambedkar Mahasabha that the State Government is working expeditiously to build a grand memorial and cultural center of Baba Saheb in Lucknow. He said that the state government will work strongly to realize Baba Saheb’s dream and will contribute in building a New Uttar Pradesh of New India. Remembering the teachings of Dr Ambedkar, the CM said that only the positive mindset takes a person in the forward direction. While negativity leads to downfall. Recalling his contribution for the downtrodden, the Chief Minister maintained that both Babasaheb and Joginder Nath Mandal worked for the downtrodden and oppressed of the society. Babasaheb became the Law Minister of independent India and Joginder Nath Mandal of Pakistan, but Joginder Nath Mandal had to flee from there and lead an anonymous life. At the same time, there are institutions, monuments in the name of Baba Saheb in the country and the world. Baba Saheb got respect in India and in the world, he added. “We will have to work on all the schemes of the Central and State Governments. SC/ST scholarships were stopped before 2017, but when our government came, it was extended further. We have to make Baba Saheb’s dream come true.” Stating that when the forces of the whole society worked together, it had its own effect, Yogi Adityanath cited the example of elimination of encephalitis disease in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. “In 40 years, over 50,000 children died of encephalitis. When I became the Chief Minister, the Inter-Departmental Coordination Committee was formed and in five years this problem was solved. This is the power of collective working.” He said that Baba Saheb wanted us to create such a society where there is no place for discrimination, exploitation. The benefits of the schemes should be extended to the last rungs of the society.