Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday led the nation in honoring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday.
Addressing the nation on the anniversary of the birth of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India, Prime Minister Modi said that India is fully capable of facing any internal or external challenge and emphasized that the country will only be able to achieve its goals if people remain united. .
The Prime Minister said the country pays tribute to Sardar Patel who sacrificed his life for “Ek Bharat, Shrith Bharat” and who “lives not only in history but also in the hearts of all Indians”.
Tribute to the great Sardar Patel. https://t.co/P2eUmvo61n
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2021
In a tweet in Hindi, President Ram Nath Kovind paid tribute to Patel and said, “A humble tribute to the birth anniversary of Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A symbol of the country’s unity, Sardar Patel occupies a high place among our nation’s first builders. Sons of the nation will always be indebted to Sardar Patel for establishing an existing work culture.” On morals and serving the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind paid a floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. pic.twitter.com/UUk6V1OEa3
– President of India (rashtrapatibhvn) October 31, 2021
“Sardar Patel’s dedication, loyalty, struggle and sacrifice for the motherland inspires every Indian to dedicate himself to the unity and integrity of the country,” Home Minister Amit Shah wrote in a Hindi-language tweet.
Expressing his respect at the Statue of Unity in Kivadia, Shah said, “Kivadia is not just a name for a place, it has become a shrine – a shrine of patriotism and patriotism. This statue high in the sky of #SardarPatel is sending a message to the world that the future of India is bright, nor Nobody can destroy the unity and integrity of India.” The Minister of Interior also swore an oath of national unity during the ceremony.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also tweeted and wrote: “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the hero who united the country in the thread of unity, will always be remembered for his role in the liberation of India and his decisive leadership. He also contributed so much to building the new India. I bow to him on his birthday.”
The Modi-led government has been celebrating the birth anniversary of Patel “Ekta Diwas” or National Unity Day since 2014. Born on October 31, 1875, in a club in Gujarat, Patel was India’s first home minister to be credited with the merger of more than 560 countries into a federation. India.