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New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and PM Narendra Modi on October 31, 2017, offered floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Patel at Patel Chowk in New Delhi on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The Prime Minister later flagged off the “Run For Unity” from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister recalled the contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel especially in uniting the nation. The Prime Minister asserted that the youth of India respects Sardar Patel and his contribution towards the building of our nation. He said India is proud of its diversity and occasions such as “Run For Unity” offer us an opportunity to reinforce that sense of pride and oneness, according to a PIB release.The Prime Minister administered a pledge to the participants.

PM Modi also recalled former Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi, whose death anniversary is being observed on October 31.


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