India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai celebrates‘National Unity Day’

Pays tribute toSardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s legacy and contribution towards national integration

OCTOBER 31, 2021, DUBAI: The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai today celebrated ‘National Unity Day’ or ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India. The Government of India, in 2014, declared the day to honour Sardar Patel’s legacy and contribution towards national integration.

The Pavilion hosted a musical dance drama depicting the life story of Sardar Patel for the visitors. It also organised a special screening of the movie, ‘Sardar’(1994).

On the occasion, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modiin his address to the nation earlier in the day, emphasized that Sardar Patel wanted a strong, inclusive, sensitive, and alert India. An India that has humility as well as development. “Inspired by Sardar Patel, India is becoming fully capable of meeting external and internal challenges”, he added.

This ‘Azadi ka Amrit Kaal’ is of unprecedented growth, achieving difficult goals and building the India of Sardar Saheb’s dreams”, he said.

Sardar Patel played a crucial role during India’s independence and his efforts helped in the integration of the country.


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