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"National Unity Day"

National Unity Day 2019: On Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti, nation gears up to mark

'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas'

National Unity Day 2019: On Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 144th birth anniversary this year.

To commemorate Patel, the new government which was formed at the Centre in 2014 decided to celebrate 31 October as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.

Patel, the 'Iron Man of India', who had dreamt of full integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India, played an instrumental role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union. Therefore, 31 October is celebrated to honor his efforts and contributions.

देश की एकता के सूत्रधार लौह पुरुष सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर शत-शत नमन।

Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his Jayanti. His contribution to our nation is monumental.

In his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Sunday, Modi had urged people to participate in large numbers in the 'Run for Unity'. This day imparts the message to protect the unity, integrity and security of our country at any cost. On 31 October, this year too 'Run for Unity' is being organized like the previous years. It is a symbol of unison, that the nation being united, is moving in one direction and collectively aims for - One goal! Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat," he said.

The run organized on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel Ji, provides all of us an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our great nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.

Gajera International School’s educators spread the message to the little learners about ‘Unity' on 31 October, the birth anniversary of "Iron Man" Sardar Patel Ji and held a structured conversation through Theme Board where the learners were made aware about Sardar Patel’s teachings and values. They conducted many virtual activities, online games and quizzes to commemorate the occasion. Children were asked different questions and they responded actively like where Sardar Patel was born…., near which river his statue is placed…., he was also known as…?

Little learners celebrated the day with great enthusiasm and passion. The celebration started with children taking pledge and teachers explained the basic meaning of term Unity to children. The celebration turned out to be a delightful and memorable experience for everyone.

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