31 October: National Unity Day on Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was introduced by Government of India in 2014. The day is celebrated on October 31 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – one of the founding leaders of the Republic of India.

The day was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel, who as the Home Minister of India, played an important role in the unification of India. The official statement for National Unity Day issued by the Home Ministry of India stated that the day will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country.

Biography of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel & National Unity Day

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