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Parliament to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb

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New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday said the first two days of the Winter Session of Parliament would be dedicated to the commemoration of the adoption of Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949.

On the occasion, Parliament would honour its architect Dr B. R. Ambedkar by holding a discussion on his contributions, she said, adding that this will also be a part of the Government’s decision to celebrate November 26th as Constitution day.

“We all know that our Constitution was accepted on November 26 and this year is the 125th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar. So, it has been decided that discussions on this will be in the Parliament on November 26 and 27 and later on the bills will be discussed. We have arrived on a consensus with the member of the Parliaments to encourage discussion on every issues,” Mahajan told the media here.

Mahajan also said that they have arrived on a consensus with the MPs on encouraging a paperless Parliament.

“We have also arrived on the consensus with the MPs on encouraging a paperless Parliament. We are slowly moving in this direction and we have also updated the website of the Parliament. We hope for a fruitful Winter session,” she said.

The events on November 26 and 27 will be a part of the year-long nationwide celebrations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar, who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly. Members of parliament across the political spectrum will participate in the discussion.

ANI