Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the ''Statue of Unity'' in Kevadiya, Gujarat, to mark his 144th birth anniversary.
The prime minister will also participate in the "Ekta Diwas Parade", visit a technology demonstration site and interact with civil service probationers at Kevadiya, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said on Wednesday.
Since 2014, October 31 is observed as the National Unity Day and people from all walks of life participate in the ''Run For Unity''.
Here are all the Live Updates On Sardar Patel's 144th Birth Anniversary:
Your decisions should fulfil aspirations of people. Your decisions should expedite India's progress.
Your decision should fulfil aspirations of people. Your decision should move forward India's progress, unity.
There will be political stability in Jammu and Kashmir. The game of government formation for personal benefits will be stopped. Discrimination on the basis of region will be stopped.
World Amazed By Our Diversity: PM Modi
"'Run for Unity' program is being held in different cities and villages across the country today. I thank every citizen for participating in this program. India is known for 'unity in diversity'; it is our pride and our identity."
PM Narendra Modi leads National Unity Day pledge to people present at Statue Of Unity.
PM @narendramodi administers National Unity Day Pledge to all the people present at Statue of Unity in Kevadia on the occasion of #RashtriyaEktaDiwas#SardarPatel#SardarVallabhbhaiPatel#RunForUnitypic.twitter.com/GO6sWkM4HH- PIB India (@PIB_India) October 31, 2019
Celebrations underway at Statue of Unity in Kevadia on Sardar Patel's Birthday.
Gujarat: Celebrations underway at Statue of Unity in Kevadia on the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
"Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his Jayanti. His contribution to our nation is monumental," PM Narendra Modi.