New Delhi: Government on Wednesday released a commemorative postal stamp on Dr BR Ambedkar and said it will come out with a coin in his honour.

Dr. BR Ambedkar. IBN Live

Dr. BR Ambedkar. IBN Live

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad released the stamp. The government is celebrating 125th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar in 2015.

The coin is slated to be released in honour of the legendary social reformer and approval from the Finance Ministry has already been received.

“The approval from Finance Ministry was received three days back to come out with a coin in honour of Dr Ambedkar,” Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said.

Speaking during the occasion, Prasad also questioned why Bharat Ratna was given to Dr Ambedkar so late after his death.

Dr Ambedkar was given the highest civilian award in 1990 whereas he died in 1956.

PTI

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Govt releases commemorative stamp on Dr Ambedkar, plans to release coin in honour too