National Unity Day

National Unity Day, also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, is celebrated in India on 31st October every year. This day commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was a key figure in the struggle for India’s independence and played a crucial role in the integration of the princely states into a united, independent nation.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, often referred to as the “Iron Man of India,” served as India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister. His efforts were instrumental in persuading the princely states to join the newly independent India in 1947.

To mark this occasion, various events and activities are organized across the country. These may include flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, cultural events, and seminars highlighting the importance of unity, integrity, and the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The Statue of Unity, which is the world’s tallest statue, was also unveiled on 31st October 2018, as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s contributions to the nation.

The aim of National Unity Day is to foster and reinforce the government’s dedication to preserve and strengthen the unity, integrity, and security of the nation. It serves as a reminder of the importance of national integration in a diverse and multicultural country like India.