He urged Buddhist monk Nagarjun Surei Sasai to take an initiative in this regard.
Orissa governor Murli Bhandare was the chief guest. In his address, Bhandare noted that Buddha’s greatest contribution to mankind was his principles of morality, compassion, non-violence, universal brotherhood, equality and dignity of life that are so essential for the peaceful and happy existence of humans.
"It was this concern for human dignity that guided Ambedkar to include in the Constitution’s preamble the pillars of freedom , brotherhood and equality of all citizens," he said.
Renewing his pledge to follow the path shown by Ambedkar, Union energy minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the architect of the Constitution had also handled power and irrigation portfolios and had a major role to play in planning the Hirakud dam and Damodar Valley project.