Venkaiah recalls Sardar Patel’s loyalty to the leader and commitment to nationalism
India’s progress in various fields and its march as one of the major economies should not be allowed to be obstructed by anybody. M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.
New Delhi: Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu today paid rich tributes to Sardar Patel by underscoring his loyalty to the leader, love for the motherland, unshakable commitment to nationalism and complete steadfastness in completing the integration of diverse princely States with the Union of India without bothering about post or position.
The Vice President was delivering the first Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture here today.
He said that India’s progress in various fields and its march as one of the major economies should not be allowed to be obstructed by anybody and no Indian should fall prey to the hideous designs of vested interests and anti-India proponents in fomenting trouble and weakening the unity and integrity of the country.
On Sardar Patel’s “monumental contribution” in shaping the destiny of modern India, Naidu said that the country will remain ever grateful to him for ensuring its unity and integrity.
Former Karnataka Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, along with other dignitaries, were present. On this occasion, the Vice President administered the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge.
President pays floral tributes
The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President, officers and staff paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Earlier, this morning, the President visited Sardar Patel Chowk in the national capital to pay floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He also marked the occasion by planting a sapling in the Mughal Gardens.
Run for Unity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi administered the Pledge for Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at a “Run For Unity” event, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi on October 31, 2017. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) and Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri were present.
In a special message marking the birth anniverary of Sardar Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a message “We salute Sardar Patel on his Jayanti. His momentous service and monumental contribution to India can never be forgotten”, he said.
PM pays tributes to Indira Gandhi
“Tributes to former PM Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary”, the Prime Minister said in another one-line message.