New Delhi: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today, paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 144th birth anniversary in Kevadia, Gujarat. The Prime Minister also administered the ‘Unity Pledge’.
Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at the ‘Statue of Unity’ giving respect to the stalwart of Indian Independence and the First Home Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel or the ‘Iron man of India’. Patel was the central figure who took bold actions to integrate the various independent kingdoms into the Indian Republic.
Modi also participated in the Ekta Diwas Parade and will visit the Technology Demonstration Site and visited many Civil Service Probationers.
In Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ from Dhyan Chandra National Stadium. Before the flag off, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Amit Shah and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal paid tributes to Patel.
Many functions are held across the country to celebrate the ‘National Unity Day’.