Modi leads tributes to Sardar Patel on birth anniversary

Nov 02, 2017, 00:20
Modi leads tributes to Sardar Patel on birth anniversary

"Sardar Patel Ji is a Congressman, will remain in the hearts of people, awards do not matter for him", he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said appealed to the people of the country to resolve for Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.

The three-km run witnessed the participation of 15,000 to 20,000 people including school children, elders, sports- persons, artists and politicians.

"We remember Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary".

A slew of events were organized to mark the 142 nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which was celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on Tuesday in different parts of the city.The celebrations began with a "Run for unity" organized by UT sports and tourism department at Sukhna Lake.The run was flagged off by UT administrator VP Singh Badnore.

"In 1950, Sardar Patel had predicted what would happen in 1965 (India-Pakistan war).the war that happened with China, even the Dokalam issue, which has come up in the recent times", he added. Commissioner-1 and Office Head of EPFO, Raipur Jai Kumar administered oath on national unity to all officials and employees at 10.30am. The nation is on Tuesday observing Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Today India is a strong and capable country.

Shri Singh said that previous year, at the Run for Unity event, the Prime Minister had said, "One can see the tricolor from Kashmir to Kanyakumari; from the Himalayas to the ocean". The "Run for Unity" is a commendable initiative to showcase country's unity and integrity, said Hockey player Sardar Singh.

Parrikar said he got an opportunity to read about Patel when he was defence minister.

"It is the responsibility of 125 crore Indians to preserve the unity and integrity of the nation given to us by Sardar Patel".

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