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Celebration of the Mahaparinirvana Diwas 2021

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Embassy of India
Celebration of the Mahaparinirvana Diwas 2021
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Mahaparinirvana Diwas was celebrated at the Embassy of India Antananarivo on 6 December 2021 on the occasion of the 66th Death Anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.  
It was attended by the members of Indian Diaspora, local Malagasy people and the officials. 
Speaking about the life of Dr. BR Ambedkar, Ambassador Abhay Kumar said-
“Dr B.R Ambedkar was the chief architect of the Constitution of India. He was also an eminent Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Buddhist movement as well as the rights of women and labour.”

Highlighting the significance of the day, Ambassador said-“ Dr B R Ambedkar was regarded as a Buddhist guru. Ambedkar's admirers and followers believe he was as influential as Lord Buddha, which is why his death anniversary is celebrated as Mahaparinirvana Divas.”

Floral tributes were offered to the portrait of BR Ambedkar by the Ambassador, the embassy officials and members of Indian diaspora. A short movie “Panchtirth” was also shown in the honour of B.R. Ambedkar on this occasion. 

Some of the memorable quotes of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar were also translated into Malagasy language, which is spoken in Madagascar for the benefit of the local people.