Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day 2022 : 31st October

The country pays tribute to the unifier of modern India, Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel India’s first Home Minister on his 147th birth anniversary on 31st October. This day is also celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas provides an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation towards maintaining the unity, integrity and security of our nation.

History :

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day was introduced by the Government of India in 2014 to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary for his extraordinary work in keeping India united. The first National Unity Day program was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ program in New Delhi in 2014.

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