Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the Unity Day celebrations held in Kevadia, Gujarat on the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
Today is the second day of PM Modi’s Gujarat tour. PM Modi paid floral tributes at the Statue of Unity earlier today.
After this unity day parade was organized here. The soldiers of Central Reserve Security Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force and National Security Guard participated in the unity day parade. Weapons were also displayed in it.
Apart from this, rifle drill was also performed by the women officers of CRPF.
After the parade, the Prime Minister will also talk to 428 trainees of the Indian Civil Service through video conferencing through video conferencing.
Earlier on October 30, PM Modi inaugurated projects like Ekta Cruise Service, Ekta Mall and Nutritious Park for Children in Kevadia. Tourists will be able to travel six kilometers from Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan to Statue of Unity through the ferry boat service at Ekta Cruise Service.
Ekta Mall will showcase handicrafts and traditional products present in India. Products from all over the country will be displayed here. At the same time, Nutri Park is a technology-based park for children. A Nutri train will also be run in the park.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to him today by reaching the Statue of Unity on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. PM Modi tweeted that humble tribute to Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the pioneer of national unity and integrity, on his birth anniversary.
Facts aboout Sardar Patel
Full Name: Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel
Date and Place of Birth: 31 October 1875, Nadiad, Gujarat
Death: December 15, 1950, Bombay [now Mumbai] (Age 75)
Father: Jhaverbhai Patel
Mother: Ladba Devi
Nickname: Sardar Patel, Iron Man, The Pioneer of All India Services
Education: Advocate (England)
Post: Home Minister (15 August 1947 – 15 December 1950)
Children: Maniben Patel, Dahyabhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Patel was the Indian barrister, politician and one of the leading figure of the country during the Indian freedom movement. During the first three years of Indian independence after 1947, he served as Deputy Prime Minister, Home Minister, Information Minister and Minister of State.
In 2014, the Government of India had decided to celebrate the birthday of Sardar Patel as the “National Unity Day” to honor Sardar Patel’s contribution to integrated India. Since 2014, we are celebrating the 31st October (date of birth of Sardar Patel) as the “National Unity Day”