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New Delhi, 14 April 2018: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan; Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad; Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri; Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation Shri Vijay Goel; Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale; former Deputy Prime Minister & Chairperson, Ethics Committee (Lok Sabha) Shri L.K. Advani; Chairperson, Public Accounts Committee (Lok Sabha) Shri Mallikarjun Kharge; and Chairperson, Departmentally Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya paid floral tributes at the portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in the Central Hall of Parliament House on his birth anniversary today. Among the dignitaries who attended the function were several Members and former Members of Parliament. The Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava and Shri Desh Deepak Verma, respectively and senior officers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats also paid floral tributes. A booklet containing the profile of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, brought out by the Lok Sabha Secretariat in Hindi and English, was presented to the dignitaries. The portrait of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament House by the then Prime Minister, Shri Vishwanath Pratap Singh, on 12 April 1990.



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