NEW DELHI, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he is committed to building an inclusive India "of Babasaheb Ambedkar's dreams" as he inaugurated thermal power units in western city of Nagpur to pay tributes on the social reformer's 126th birth anniversary.
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was one of India's tallest leaders -- the architect of what is probably the world's longest constitution, a legal scholar, a spiritual leader and, most importantly, the undisputed leader of Dalits -- who had campaigned hard against social discrimination against "untouchables."
"None would be prouder of a strong, inclusive and developed India than Babasaheb. Creating an India that he would be proud of is our aim. Fulfilling the vision of Dr. Ambedkar for developed & inclusive India," Modi posted on Twitter from his personal account.
Later, inaugurating new units of Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur as part of his tributes to Ambedkar, Modi stressed the importance of renewable energy sector, describing it as a great vitality in the 21st century. "One of the sectors towards which we are devoting significant effort is the renewable energy sector," he said, while addressing a gathering.
On affordable housing, the prime minister said: "Each and every Indian must have his or her own house. And that house must be equipped with electricity, water and other facilities."
Modi had last year launched Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojana -- a housing scheme which aims at providing affordable houses to the rural poor by 2022. "We want every Indian to have a house by 2022," he had said.