On 141st Birth Anniversary: PM Modi pays homage to Sardar Vallabhai Patel : Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mourned that on a day Patel’s birth anniversary was celebrated, thousands of Sikhs were killed in 1984 in the wake of the assassination of Indira Gandhi, while addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat yesterday.
On Monday, PM Modi paid homage to Sardar Patel on his 141st birth anniversary on Monday. PM Modi remembered the contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel popularly known as ”Ironman” of India.
PM Modi also remembered Indira Gandhi whose death anniversary also falls on the same day.
PM Modi said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel worked to bring everyone together, he worked for unity, fought for unity and brought unity among the people. We also have to forget about all our customs and traditions and treat a girl and a boy equally, and we are moving fast.
Modi also added that Sardar Patel was the only person who worked for the Nation and died for the nation.
PM Modi said that we should take a positive step towards it and work to promote equality in the society.
As part of week long celebrations, PM Modi will also inaugurate a digital exhibition, primarily showcasing the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in integration of India.
About Sardar Patel:
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31st October 1875 and died on 15th December 1950. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress(INC) and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. Sardar Patel was a social leader who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation.
He was raised in the countryside of Gujarat. Patel was employed in successful practice as a lawyer. Sardar became one of the most influential leaders in Gujarat after he subsequently organised peasants from Kheda, Borsad, and Bardoli in Gujarat in non violent civil disobedience against oppressive policies imposed by the British Raj.
Sardar became first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India. He organised relief for refugees fleeing from Punjab and Delhi and led efforts to restore peace across the nation.
An annual commemoration of Patel, known as the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(National Unity Day), was introduced by the Government of India in 2014 and is to be held annually on his birthday, 31st October.