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Sardar Patel Birth Anniversary: Rajnath Singh flags off 'Run for Unity' in New Delhi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 31 Oct 2018, 10:37:20 AM
Sardar Patel Birth Anniversary: Rajnath Singh flags off 'Run for Unity' in New Delhi

New Delhi:

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flagged off the “Run for Unity” at New Delhi’s at Major Dhyanchand Stadium early Wednesday morning. Run for unity is being held in the national capital to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Famous sportspersons have joined the run, including former five-time world boxing champion Mary Kom and gymnast Dipa Karmakar.

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Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged everyone to participate in the 'Run for Unity', which he said would be a befitting tribute to the veteran leader who is also regarded as the ''Iron Man of India.''

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''31st October marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel and like every year, the youth of our nation is geared up to 'Run for Unity'. I appeal to each one of you to participate in 'Run for Unity' in largest possible numbers,'' PM Modi said during his Mann Ki Baat address.

Post our freedom movement, Sardar Patel worked hard to get more than 550 princely states together to make India one. It's only right that we remember him today: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at in Tamil Nadu's Chennai.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue which is the tallest in the world should have been made years ago. India has today paid tribute to a man who built India: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.

I participated in last year as well. It's a day of extreme significance & I will try my best to witness it (inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's ): Gymnast Dipa Karmakar at "Run for Unity" in Delhi.

Tamil Nadu: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags off & participates in Run For Unity in Chennai.

Assam: Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal flag off Run For Unity in Guwahati.

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First Published : 31 Oct 2018, 08:25:03 AM