National Unity Day 2021
National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated on 31st October every year since 2014 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Sardar Vallabhbhai patel ko desh ka loh purush kaha jata hai. Unhone bharat ko akhand bharat bnane me apna bahut bada yogdan diya hai. Patel to india pakistan ke alag hone ke bhi sakht khilaf the. Unhone ne apna yogdan dete huwe haidrabad ko pakistan ke sath milne se roka aur india ke sath milne pr majbur kiya tha.
This year marks the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, freedom fighter and later a politician who played a major role in the integration of India.
Manpower without unity is not a strength unless it is harmonized and united properly, then it becomes a spiritual power.” – quoted by India’s first deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as ‘Iron Man of India’ indicates a future that talks about hope, secularism, humanity, thereby breaking all barriers to bring a tangible transformation.
A barrister from London and a fierce criminal lawyer with a booming practice in Ahmedabad, Vallabhbhai Patel was greatly inspired by the philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi.
Patel’s crucial efforts leading to the country’s integration showcased his extraordinary leadership skills throughout the struggle for independence and beyond, and most notably during the integration of the princely states and the India-Pakistan War of 1947.
He achieved the incredible feat of integrating over 500 princely states with the newly independent India.
On the occasion of ‘National Unity Day’, celebrations were organized at Statue of Unity, Gujarat. An “Ekta Parade” was also arranged, which included police jawans and personnel from the Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from across the country.