On 31 October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is celebrated. National Unity Day or National Unity Day is observed on 31 October every year since 2014 to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India. This year marks the 144th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Vallabh Bhai merged 565 princely states and made India a nation. This is the reason why National Unity Day is celebrated on the occasion of Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary.
Importance of this day
A country like India, which is full of diversities, where religion, caste, language, civilization and cultures, maintaining unity is very important. Therefore, the Government of India proposed National Unity Day in 2014 to establish the unity of the nation. Since Sardar Patel is known for the unification of India, National Unity Day is celebrated every year on his birth anniversary (31 October).
History of this day
In memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Government of India has constructed a huge statue of the Iron Man of India near the Narmada River in Gujarat. Also, remember the struggles and sacrifices of Sardar Patel, the First Deputy Prime Minister of independent India, the Government of India declared National Unity Day on his birth anniversary. On this day, people remember the great works of Sardar Patel and celebrate National Unity Day. Various events, webinars and seminars are organized in different parts of the country.
Let me tell you that Patel became the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister after the independence of the country. Sardar Patel was born on 31 October 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat. Sardar Patel ji died on 15 December 1950 in Mumbai (Maharashtra). In 1991, Sardar Patel was posthumously awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna’.