Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti
Since 2014, The nation has celebrated 31st October as the National Unity Day. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti is declared and celebrated as the National Unity Day in the entire nation. The whole nation pays tribute to the great Sardar Patel on his birthday’s auspicious occasion as he played a major role in building our country united and intact. Read on for detailed information about this festival!
Origin, History, and Significance of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel or the Iron Man by the people in India, was born in the village of the Nadiad district of Gujarat. Being a successful lawyer, Sardar Vallabhai Patel emerged as one of the greatest and most influential leaders during the fight for independent India. His contribution to India and its people before or after independence is massive in its own way. He was a very keen follower of Mahatma Gandhi and organized various satyagraha Movements for the peasants against the British rule. Also, He was an active participant in the Civil Disobedience movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi.
Sardar Patel was one of the most prominent parts of Indian History. He was the first deputy Prime minister and Home minister of independent India. Being one of India’s founding fathers, he was the one who had negotiated with over 550 princely states to make our country a single nation. It was due to this, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti is celebrated as National Unity day by all the people across the country.
The contribution of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in India’s unity and his tireless and massive efforts to integrate the British colonial Provinces earned him the title of “Unifier of India.” The Statue of Sardar Patel was constituted and referred to as the ‘Statue of Unity’ marks his contribution to our nation. This is one of the tallest statues in the world and signifies his achievements and glory.
Marking Vallabh’s struggle to build the nation’s unity and strength post-independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti is celebrated with utmost respect and grandeur by the people of India. His work has inspired, is inspiring, and will inspire many more generations to serve their country and countrymen better.
When it is celebrated
Every Year, Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti is celebrated on 31st August by the people all over India. The birthday of this influential leader of our country is celebrated on the last day of August as Sardar Patel Jayanti date with utmost dedication and respect. People all over India celebrate the National Unity Day, aka Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti, with great joy and admiration.
How and where Sardar Vallabhbhai Jayanti is celebrated?
Various activities and programs are organized for children in schools and colleges worldwide to celebrate this auspicious day and encourage children to come closer and maintain unity for the development of a better nation. A variety of programs are being held at different places with the theme of unification, strengthening, and bonding of the nation. Also, Unity Runs are being organized to mark the day’s importance. The government has grand plans to celebrate the Sardar Patel Jayanti that will always be remembered.
His birthday is celebrated as a regional holiday in Gujarat. In many parts of Gujarat, grand functions and celebrations are planned and executed for this day. There are places where the day is celebrated with the utmost excitement like:
- In the Armed forces of the Police like NSS, NCC, etc. :- The day will be marked with the pledge taking ceremonies, followed by Run for Unity and a March Past in the evening to develop a positive attitude towards the growth of the activities in every aspect of life.
- In major Dhyanchand Stadium, Delhi:- “Unity Run” will be flagged by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh. The unity run is conducted with all sections of society to reinforce the symbol of Union, that the nation is moving in one direction and collectively has the aim of one Goal.
- National Capital Territory, Delhi: The Floral tribute on the portrait of Sardar Patel takes place in the National Capital Territory in Delhi. The prominent leaders of various political parties come to respect the deeds of the great leader and take a pledge for the common Goal: “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat.”
- Statue of Unity, Gujarat: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, takes the pledge of integrity and celebrates his 145th birthday. The Prime Minister is expected to participate in the Ekta Diwas Parade, and an Aerial floral show is organized to pay tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel.
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