Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is observed on 31st October in India and is also known as National Unity Day. The Day commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first Home Minister, who played an important role in persuading many princely states to join the Union of India. He is famously known as Iron Man of India and as one of the founding leaders of the Republic of India.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: History
In 2014, the Government of India introduced Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day with an aim to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. He is always remembered for his extraordinary works for the country and no doubt, he worked hard in keeping India united.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, by paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue and flagging of a program which was known as ‘Run For Unity‘ in New Delhi.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: Significance
As per a statement by the Home Ministry, the day provides “an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country”. On this day, in several schools and colleges, a variety of cultural activities are performed.
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