Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

  • Government of India decided to observe October 31 as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) every year since 2014.
  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas as a mark of tribute to the effort made by the first Home Minister shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel was born on 31st October 1875 at Nadiad in Gujarat.
  • He was the main leader of Kheda agitation of Peasants (1928) against excessive tax collections
  • He was the president of the Karachi session of INC (1931)
  • He was the Chairman of the committee on Fundamental  Rights and Minorities in the Constituent Assembly.
  • He was the minister of Home and Information & Broadcasting in the first first ministry of India.
  • He is the first Deputy Prime Minister and the first Home Minister of Independent India.
  • Operation Polo (1948) which annexed Hyderabad to Indian Union, was held under his direction.
  • Patel is known as ‘Iron Man of India‘ and ‘Indian Bismark
  • I Know only one culture that is Agriculture” it was commented by Sardar Patel
  • The title ‘Sardar‘ was given to Patel by Gandhiji.
  • Patel died on 15th December 1950.
  • First Union Minister to die while serving – Vallabhai Patel
  • First Deputy Prime Minister to die while serving – Vallabhai Patel
  • He was awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously in 1991
  • He was cremated at the public cremation ground in Sonepur (Mumbai)
  • The statue of Unity’ is a tribute to the Iron Man of India
  • ‘The statue of Unity’ is the tallest statue (502 ft) in the world.
  • Architect of Statue of Unity – Joseph Menna
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum is situated at –  Kollam
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Academy is situated at – Hyderabad
  • Sardar Vallbhai Patel National Memorial is located at – Ahmedabad
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport is situated at – Ahmedabad
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Institute of Technology is situated at – Surat
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology is situated at – Meerut

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