Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated digital exhibition of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in New Delhi on the occassion latter's birth anniversary. Home Minister Rajnath Singh was also present during the inauguration. Earlier on Monday, PM Modi paid tributes to Sardar Patel along with several other leaders including Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a social leader who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation.
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#We have taken 'unity' for granted, anti-social elements have taken this as an opportunity to sow seeds for divide
#Why can't states within the country get into an agreement with each other and help in development of the country?
#We see states getting in agreement with foreign countries for developmental projects, why can't we do the same within the country?
#We feel proud when our children speak fluent Spanish or French, but why can't we learn our regional languages like Tamil or Odiya
#Don't we? Isn't this true? Imagine what kind of power Sardar Patel held that rulers agreed for integration during independence on his call
#We tried our level best to portray real and complete life of Sardar Patel here in this exhibition, but it still looks incomplete
#If someone occupies the next seat while you are travelling at last moment and you are made to lift your belongings from seat,we feel bad
#Sardar Patel did everything for the nation. Whatever he did was devoted to India
#The concept of women reservation was first introduced by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, but his proposal was thrown in garbage back then
#No one has copyright over Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
#I am from BJP & Sardar Patel was from Congress, but I still follow his ideology & beliefs which is from no party
#PM Narendra Modi speaks at the inauguration of the digital exhibition of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel