National Unity Day 2021: History, Bio, Facts, National Integration, Objective

New Delhi: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary is celebrated on 31 October. National Unity Day or National Unity Day is celebrated on 31 October every year since 2014 to mark the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This year marks the 144th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Vallabhbhai merged 565 princely states to make India one nation. This is the reason why National Unity Day is celebrated on the occasion of birth anniversary of Vallabhbhai Patel.

National Unity Day is celebrated every year on 31 October across the country. This year on 2021, it will be celebrated by people all over India on Saturday, 31 October to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The main theme of this day in the year 2016 was ‘Unification of India’.

In October 2014, the Government of India announced to celebrate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as ‘National Unity Day’ every year. It is noteworthy that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875. The day was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 by laying flowers on the statue of Sardar Patel and flagging off the program ‘Run for Unity’ in New Delhi.

सरदार पटेल (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel) ने 562 छोटी-बड़ी रियासतों का भारतीय संघ में विलय करके भारतीय एकता का निर्माण किया। 31 अक्टूबर, 2021 को भारत इस साहसी लौह पुरूष की 146वीं जंयती मनाएगा जिसे #NationalUnityDay भी कहते हैं। https://t.co/1IgcQbdyaQ

- SA News Channel (@SatlokChannel) October 24, 2021

The objective of starting this event is to pay tribute to the great man, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary by remembering his extraordinary deeds for the country. He had worked really hard in keeping India united.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a freedom fighter of India. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat. He became the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister after India’s independence.

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Patel, who was leading the Bardoli Satyagraha, was conferred the title of Sardar by the women there on the success of the Satyagraha. Sardar Patel is also referred to as the Bismarck and Iron Man of India for playing a central role in the geo-political integration of India scattered into various princely states after independence.

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a farmer by heart and nature. Despite this, he received higher education and became a successful lawyer.

Dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity is a monument located in the Indian state of Gujarat. It is built near the Narmada Dam, 3.2 km from Sadhu Bet near Vadodara. It is the tallest statue in the world, 54 meters taller than the Vasant Mandir Buddha. This statue related structures is spread over 20000 square meters and is surrounded by an artificial lake spread over 12 km and its estimated cost is 29.8 billion. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 31 October 2018 on his 143rd anniversary.

Read in Hindi on SA News Channel about National Unity Day: सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल जयंती पर जानें लौह पुरुष के बारे में

National integration refers to the feeling of common identity among the people of the country to build a strong and developed nation even after living from different castes, cultures, religions and regions. It promotes unity in diversity and a sense of unity among people to great level. It brings about a kind of ethnic and cultural equality among the people of different community. It can be said that it is the unity that was expressed among the common Indian people against the British rule during the Indian independence movement.

India is counted as one of the largest countries in the world, which is the second most populous country in the whole world, where languages ​​and dialects were spoken around 1652. This country incorporates all the major religions of the world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism with different culture, food habits, traditions, dress and social customs. It is a diverse country with considerable variation in climate. Despite the major differences in the country, each part of it is very peacefully governed by the same constitution.

  • National Unity Day is celebrated every year to encourage about unity, peace, love and brotherhood among the people.

The National Integration Council of India, an assembly of senior politicians and people, was set up to meet the needs of addressing problems such as casteism, communalism and regionalism in India. It was first established by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, in a convention organized in 1961, with the aim of fighting the problems that divide the country’s unity as well as hinder progress.

It was reconstituted in April 2010 under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with 147 members. Meetings are organized from time to time by the members of the National Integration Council for the eradication of discrimination, promotion of communal harmony as well as control of communalism and violence from the country.

It is the highest civilian award given in the field of contribution to the unity and integrity of India. Website of Ministry of Home Affairs nationalunityawards.mha.gov.in. Nominations are being received online. Whose last date is 31 October 2021. The Central Government has instituted the highest civilian award in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for his significant contribution to the unity and integrity of the country. This award will be given for remarkable contribution towards national unity and integrity and a strong and united India. All citizens and institutions and organizations of the country are eligible to apply for this award.

Originally published at https://samacharkhabar.com on October 25, 2021.

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