PM Modi pays rich tribute to ‘iron man’ Sardar Patel on his 141st birth anniversary

Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of the Indian Republic, played a key role in the country's struggle for independence.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 3:44 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 141st birth anniversary. The day is being celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day). “I bow to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. We recall his rich contribution to India,” PM Modi said on his official Twitter handle.

PM Modi also offered floral tributes at Sardar Patel’s statue at Patel Chowk in Delhi’s Parliament Street.

 

Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi had highlighted the contribution of Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as the Iron Man of India, in uniting the country during his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme. The Prime Minister pointed out that Vallabhbhai Patel contributed significantly in strengthening the cooperative movement in the country, adding that the country’s first home minister dedicated himself to the welfare of farmers.

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. While addressing the nation via his popular radio programme, he, however, lamented at the turn of events in the wake of Indira Gandhi’s assassination. “But on Sardar’s birthday, history remembers how Sikh people all over the country faced violence and pain after Indira Gandhi’s assassination,” he had said.

Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of the Indian Republic, played a key role in the country’s struggle for independence. He is known for successfully integrating hundreds of princely states with the Indian union with great skill and masterful diplomacy.

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    Chander Pal
    Oct 31, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Absurdity has no limits. Every Congi every leftists every sick sickular is against RSS. Anyway Sardar Patel unified 565 big and small princely states and that fact can not be challenged by any one. About china he had warned Nehru a few months before his death in a letter that we trust china whereas china never trusts us.
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      MyTake
      Oct 31, 2016 at 6:09 am
      How many congie or Commie were seen?
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        SubbuI
        Oct 31, 2016 at 6:36 am
        HALLO, NALAYAK NMODI .ENOUGH OF SARDAR PATEL KHOON KI DALALI. NOW YOU GO TO SRINAGAR AND MAKE EFFORT TO SOVE KASHMIR PROBLEM WHICH IS BURNING VIRTUALLY YOU ARE THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA INCLUDING KASMIR. IT IS YOUR PRILIMINALY YOUR RESPONSIBLITY. IF YOU CAN NOT DO LEAVE THE PM POST. PHOTO UP, SELFIE. CHEST THUMBING, SURGICAL CONTROL KI I. MANN KI BAATH, SANDEH2 SOLDIERS ALL ARE ENOUGH, ENOUGH. ENOUGH. DO YOUR DUTY FOR WHICH YOU GOT ELECTED THAT TOO BY SELLING DREAMS.
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          Tapan
          Oct 31, 2016 at 4:26 am
          Time to fulfil Sardar's dream ... make Kashmir (all of it) an integral part of India. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Execute the plan firmly and ensure stan never dare look at India again, let alone consider terrorist attacks. Push Pak army back to Islamabad.
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            BIMAL CHANDRA
            Oct 31, 2016 at 3:55 am
            This is very unfortunate that our Prime Minister paid rich tribute to Sardar Patel, but remembered only Smt. hi's ination and Sikh riot. Admittedly Sikh riot was a slur on Indian democracy, but Mrs. hi was not responsible for it. This happened all of sudden because the govt. at the centre was vacuum after the unfortunate ination of Smt. hi. Her sacrifice for the cause of nation was supreme and history can not forget her sacrifice.
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              Binoy Mathew
              Oct 31, 2016 at 7:07 am
              There he goes again, sick
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                KP Pillai
                Oct 31, 2016 at 9:06 am
                Born badly, grown badly, live badly and will die badly.
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                  KP Pillai
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 8:18 am
                  Insane !!
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