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PM Modi pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

PM Modi pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

India Blooms News Service | 31 Oct 2014, 03:21 pm
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IBNS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the 'Run for Unity' in Delhi to commemorate independent India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary.

With thousands of participants taking part in the marathon, Modi and several other Union leaders, including Venkaiah Naidu, were seen participating in it.

Modi was seen briskly walked down Rajpath along with other participants.

The country is observing Patel's 139th birth anniversary as as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day.

Speaking at the event, Modi said, "Through his skill, vision and Rashtra Bhakti Sardar Patel integrated the nation. We can never forget his contribution."

"Our culture and legacy is of Unity in Diversity. Let us rise over differences of creed, community, language," he said.

Modi earlier tweeted: "Sardar Patel's life is a journey of deep-rooted courage, dedication & service to the Motherland. He is truly the architect of Modern India."

President Pranab Mukherjee also flagged off the 'Run for Unity' from the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

PM Modi pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

India Blooms News Service
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