National Unity Day is Observed on 31 October on the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Idea of National Unity Day was Pitched by our Government in year 2014, Since then it is Celebrated all over the Country, This year i.e 2018 we are going to witness a Historic Moment of Inauguration of Statue of Unity, that is Tallest statue All over the WorldSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel built on Sardar Sarovar Dam.
STATUE OF UNITY AND ITS RELEVENCE
The Statue of Unity Stands tall at 182 metes and in fact the Tallest Statue in the world, Other Notable Statues are: Spring Temple BuddhaChina -153 Metre, Ushiku DaibutsuJapan -120 Metre, Statue of LibertyUSA – 93 Metre, The Motherland CallsRussia – 85 Metre, Christ The RedeemerBrazil – 38 Metre
NATIONAL UNITY DAY – A TRIBUTE TO SARDAR PATEL
On National Unity Day, Run for Unity India to run together in a tribute to Sardar Patel, October 31st as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) to commemorate his legacy. On same day, the ‘Run for Unity’ Marathon was flagged off, with the aim of having every Indian run together in a tribute to Sardar Patel.
IRON MAN – A BERIEF HISTORY
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel also Known as Iron man of India, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was a Lawyer and statesman, and a founding father of India who played a leading role in the country’s Struggle for Freedom and played a role of chief into a united, independent nation. In India and elsewhere, he was often called Sardar.
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was also the main Arm in the creation of the All India Services which he described as the country’s “Steel Frame”, his Quote addressing Civil Officers still holds its relevence –
“A civil servant cannot afford to, and must not, take part in politics. Nor must he involve himself in communal wrangles. To depart from the path of rectitude in either of these respects is to debase public service and to lower its dignity,”
SOME WORDS FROM SARDAR
“There is no alternative to this administrative system… The Union will go, you will not have a united India if you do not have good All-India Service which has the independence to speak out its mind, which has sense of security that you will standby your work…
If you do not adopt this course, then do not follow the present Constitution. Substitute something else… these people are the instrument. Remove them and I see nothing but a picture of chaos all over the country.”