Modi Flags Off "Run For Unity" To Commemorate Sardar Patel Anniversary

by Ray Hunter November 2, 2017, 0:18
Modi Flags Off

It may be noted that Sardar Patel's birthday is being celebrated as National Unity Day in the entire state.

The three-km run witnessed the participation of 15,000 to 20,000 people including school children, elders, sports- persons, artists and politicians. "We are proud of his contribution to India before we attained freedom and during the early years after we became independent", Mr Modi said.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, the prime minister, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid floral tributes to Patel on Parliament street where his statue is installed. "But the youth of India respects him and his contribution towards the building of our nation", The Prime Minister said.

Agriculture Minister said, on this occasion, let us make a pledge to once again dedicate ourselves to preserve the unity and integrity of the nation and make collective efforts to make our country stronger and vibrant. Therefore it is important in a country like India to keep reiterating its mantra of unity and to constantly look for ways to strengthen the tradition of unity in diversity. "In the letter, the subject was about our enemy or adversary along the northern border", Mr Parrikar said, adding that back "In 1950, Sardar Patel had predicted what would happen in 1965 (India-Pakistan war).the war that happened with China (1962), even the Doklam issue, which has come up in the recent times", Mr Parrikar said. He tweeted that he marked the occasion by "administering oath of unity" and "flagged off "Run for Unity" at Vivekananda Maidan, Agartala". The "Run for Unity" is a commendable initiative to showcase country's unity and integrity, said Hockey player Sardar Singh.

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"They are now trying to adopt Congress leaders and trying to rewrite history", he said.

People in all the districts paid tributes to Sardar Patel remembering his contribution.

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