Know why National Unity Day is celebrated, read here how it started
In India, 31 October is celebrated as National Unity Day. On October 31, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Deputy Chief Minister and first Home Minister of India is celebrated as National Unity Day. On October 31, 2020, the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Patel will also be celebrated as National Unity Day.
It is believed that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the first to give the idea of the unity of the nation. After independence, Sardar Patel, with his political and diplomatic will, made it impossible to do the impossible task by tying 500 different princely states in one formula. Sardar Patel is also known as ‘Iron Man’ for his impeccable style and taking tough decisions on many important issues.
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History of National Unity Day 2020
Every year on 31 October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is celebrated as National Unity Day, which was started by the Government of India in the year 2014. It is believed that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel started the work of keeping the country united before the independence of India and with his best efforts, the various princely states of the country together formed India. To honor this contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, his birth anniversary is celebrated as National Unity Day.
Who is Sardar Patel?
Sardar Patel was born on 31 October 1875 in Karamsand, Gujarat. He was a lawyer by profession but was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and his ideas and joined the freedom movement for India. Sardar Patel also contributed significantly to the independence of India, Vallabhbhai Patel was conferred the title of ‘Sardar’ by the women there since the success of Bardoli’s Satyagraha.
He is remembered as a nation builder in the history of India because he played an important role in unifying the more than 500 princely states in the country at the time of independence and uniting all of them under the Indian Union.
In 2014, when the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel was celebrated as National Unity Day, a national marathon named Run for Unity was also organized by the Government of India, in which various cities, villages, to create awareness among the people. And the schools, college students, leaders, actors, and many sportspersons of the districts also participated extensively.
The marathon was organized in Delhi. Since then, on October 31 on National Integration Day, government and non-governmental organizations have been organizing various cultural programs to raise awareness among people for the life and national unity of Sardar Patel.
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