On the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah led the nation in paying tributes to the “Iron Man of India.” PM Modi paid his respects by visiting the Statue of Unity near Kevadia in Gujarat, where he offered floral tributes to the statue of Sardar Patel. This gesture was not just a tribute to a key figure in Indian history but also a reminder of Sardar Patel’s monumental contributions to India’s unity and integrity.
Complementing this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ event. The ‘Run for Unity’ is a symbolic event that encourages people across India to reaffirm their commitment to a united and strong nation. It’s a reminder of the ideals and values espoused by Sardar Patel, whose efforts in integrating princely states into the Indian Union post-independence were instrumental in shaping modern India.
These events, held on October 31, 2023, were attended by a host of other dignitaries, including President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, who also paid their respects to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary.
The actions of PM Modi and Amit Shah reflect a larger national acknowledgment and celebration of Sardar Patel’s legacy, emphasizing the principles of unity and cooperative national spirit that he stood for. Through these tributes and the ‘Run for Unity’ event, the essence of national unity, a core value propagated by Sardar Patel, is reignited and celebrated across the nation.