New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate tomorrow the “Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial (DANM)” at 26, Alipore Road, Delhi at the place of Mahaparinirvana of Dr. Ambedkar. The memorial is dedicated to the life and contributions of Dr. Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution of India. The Foundation stone of DANM was laid by the Prime Minister on 21st March, 2016.
Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh and was the First Law Minister of Independent India. After resigning from the Union Cabinet on 1st November 1951, Dr. Ambedkar started residing in the house of Maharaja of Sirohi at 26, Alipur Road, Delhi where he breathed his last and attained Mahaparinirvana on 6th December 1956. In the memory of Dr. Ambedkar, Dr. Ambedkar Mahaparinirvana Sthal, 26, Alipur Road was dedicated to the Nation by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India on 2nd December, 2003. The followers of Baba Saheb believe 26, Alipur Road as Holy place where he attained Mahaparinirvana. Since this building was to be constructed as a Memorial of Baba Saheb, who was the brain behind the Constitution of India, hence, the building has been given the shape of a book.
The building has an exhibition area, memorial, meditation hall with the Buddha Statue, 12 feet height bronze statue of Dr. Ambedkar among others. Ashoka Pillar (11 m) at Entrance Plaza and Meditation Hall at Back side has been constructed. There exists Sewerage Treatment Plant (30 KLD), Rain Water Harvesting System and roof top solar energy (50 kw) with net metering. The building standS in plot area of 7374 sq meter and a total built up area of 6758 sq meter.