Modi Flags Off Run for Unity
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off a run in New Delhi, called the 'Run for Unity', on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, in New Delhi today. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) and Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and other dignitaries are also seen.
On the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "We salute Sardar Patel on his Jayanti. His momentous service and monumental contribution to India can never be forgotten." PM Modi is flagging of a marathon in New Delhi called the 'Run for Unity'.
"The youth of India respects him (Sardar Patel) and his contribution toward the building of our nation," PM Modi said. "Till the time we don't respect that diversity (unity in diversity), diversity will only be a term and won't be of use in nation-building," the Prime Minister said.
"India is a country full of diversity. Unity in diversity is our speciality," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said before flagging of the Run for Unity in New Delhi on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary.
"Sardar Patel not just saved India from the challenges we faced, but he united Indians also. But his name has been sidelined. Whether a government shows acceptance or not, this country will not forget him. We are happy that people are participating in the Run for Unity," PM Modi said.
Mr Modi said India will be always proud of Sardar Patel's contributions and it would also continue to inspire thousands of countrymen to serve the country.