Paying homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950) on his birth anniversary, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said India under PM Modi is realising Sardar Patel’s unwavering vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ by strengthening national unity.
He said this on the ‘Run for Unity’ event organised to mark the 147th birth anniversary of India’s first deputy PM and first home minister at Kalidas Marg here on Monday. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, the CM said Sardar Patel took up the mission of annexing several princely states to the Union of India.
“The British through the time of India’s independence had given the smaller provinces a selection either to be an element of Pakistan or they could exist independently. It was then when Sardar Patel took up an uphill task of merging these provinces with India,” Yogi said.
“We’re aware of how the British cunningly desired to divide India. Around 565 settlements in India were made to decide on either to be an element of India, Pakistan or have an independent existence. Nonetheless, Sardar Patel’s vision and dedication for the country ensured the political integration of 565 settlements after independence,” Yogi added.
Without naming any party or individual, the CM said, “After the independence, some people tried to forget Sardar Patel who tied India in a thread of unity along with his understanding, organisational ability and unflinching loyalty to the motherland.”
“Sardar Patel is the architect of a robust, united and integrated independent India. I urge all countrymen to strive to understand his ideals and values for the nation for which he dedicated his entire life,” Yogi added.
Furthermore, the CM said ‘Run for Unity’ must turn into the medium to make India probably the most powerful country on this planet. The youth must take forward the ideals and vision of Sardar Patel and turn into aware of his sacrifice, contributions and dreams for contemporary India, he said.
“For the primary time, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is being widely remembered in India. Those that just wanted their families to be respected must see how national heroes are being celebrated and remembered throughout India in Amrut Kaal,” the CM said.
He reiterated the importance of sports activities in teaching people the relevance of cohesion and unity and in addition urged the participants who’ve recently recovered from any type of viral infection to take part in the programme without exerting themselves.
Before flagging off the ‘Run for Unity’ from his official residence, the CM administered the oath of national unity to all of the participants and told them the run shouldn’t be a contest but an try to construct cohesion.
1000’s of scholars and youths from various educational institutions took part within the ‘Run for Unity’ event. Kirti Rawat, a student of Jai Narain PG College, along along with her several friends gathered outside CM’s residence at 6.30 am. It was fun to be an element of the run as we covered nearly a distance of two km as much as KD Singh Babu Stadium, she said.
Amit Giri, a student of Shia PG College, together with 35 students from his college also took part within the run. “It was nice to see a lot of students turning up to participate within the run,” he said. Kamini Pandey and Kusum Sahu, each B Com second yr students, said they were blissful to participate within the run.
CM garlands Patel’s statue, takes part in ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’
The CM garlanded the statue of Sardar Patel on the GPO within the state capital on Monday. While participating within the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’, he said, “Today, the entire country is remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for his work and values which maintained that national unity and integrity. I salute the architect of recent India.”
He said under the leadership of PM Modi, the vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ is being realised. “A grand statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat today is propagating his vision. Your entire country is witnessing initiatives of the federal government to make Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel inspirational for the current and future generations,” Yogi said.
Yogi opens 2nd Sardar Patel National Divyang-T20 Cup Tournament
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the second Sardar Patel National Divyang-T20 Cup tournament on the occasion of Patel’s birth anniversary in Lucknow on Monday.
On the occasion, Yogi said, “I’m delighted to see that after ‘Run for Unity’ in 75 districts, a cricket tournament has been organised. I congratulate all of the participants, organisers and sponsors for it.”
“Taking inspiration from PM Modi’s mantra of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas Aur Sabka Prayas’ today, about 10 lakh ‘divyangjans’ are getting proper pension within the state and the federal government is working dedicatedly towards their upliftment,” he said.