Kevadiya (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat on Thursday to mark the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He also administered the oath for national unity. The Prime Minister said that the wall of separatism was raised in Jammu and Kashmir with Article 370, we demolished it.
At the same time, President Ramnath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah paid tributes to Patel in Delhi. Earlier on Wednesday, Modi met mother Heera Ba in Gandhinagar. The Modi government had announced Patel Jayanti to be National Unity Day.
Modi paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel at the Statue Of Unity in Kevadiya on the occasion of ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ on Thursday.
When the prime minister was offering floral tributes to Patel, flower petals were also showered on the world’s tallest statue by an Indian Air Force helicopter.
During the day, the prime minister will also participate in the ‘Ekta Diwas Parade’, visit a technology demonstration site and interact with civil service probationers at Kevadiya.
Since 2014, October 31 is observed as the National Unity Day. The 182-metre-tall statue was inaugurated by Modi on the same date last year.