New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia on the occasion of Patel’s 144th birth anniversary. Also Read - National Unity Day 2019: PM Modi Arrives in Ahmedabad, to Visit Statue of Unity on Sardar Patel’s Birth Anniversary | Know His Schedule Here
Since 2014, October 31 is observed as National Unity Day and people from all walks of life participated in the Run for Unity. Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off Run For Unity in New Delhi. PM Modi had urged people to participate in large numbers in the ‘Run for Unity’ in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on Sunday. Also Read - PM Modi to Visit 'Statue of Unity' on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birth Anniversary on Oct 31
After participating in the Ekta Diwas Parade in Kevadia, PM Modi visited the Technology Demonstration Site. He will soon interact with the Civil Service Probationers at Kevadia. Also Read - Dream of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Atal Bihari Vajapyee Fulfilled: PM Modi on Article 370
The Prime Minister said that ‘Run for Unity’ is an event which is beneficial for the mind, body and soul. The ‘Run for Unity’ event is being organised on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister.
For this occasion, a web portal ‘runforunity.gov.in‘ has also been launched wherein one can find information about various venues for the Run for Unity, that is being organised across the country.
Modi had in October 2018 inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ on the occasion his 143rd birth anniversary.
Located on Sadhu-Bet Island, Gujarat, the 182-metre tall statue occupies over 20,000 square meters and is surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake.
(With agency inputs)