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PICS: Modi prays at Deekshabhoomi

PHOTOS: Modi pays homage to Ambedkar, visits Deekshabhoomi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on the occasion of his 126th birth anniversary in Nagpur on Friday. Modi visited the historic monument, Deekshabhoomi, where Babasaheb Ambedkar and over 600,000 followers had embraced Buddhism on October 14, 1956. This 'Dharmantar' is considered the biggest mass religious conversion at a single location in history that took place 61 years ago. Modi visited Nagpur to inaugurate a number of projects on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.