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PM Modi flags off 'Run For Unity' on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

PM Modi flags off 'Run For Unity' on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas”

Addressing reporters, BJP general secretary Anil Jain lashed out at the Congress saying the party had denied Sardar Patel his due.

On the 142nd birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off a "Run for Unity" at the Dhyan Chand Stadium in Delhi, accompanied by sports stars Dipa Karmakar, Sardara Singh, Suresh Raina and Karnam Malleswari.

Global badminton player PV Sindhu, Captain of the Indian women cricket team Mithali Raj and hockey player Sardar Singh will participate in the run at the India Gate on the occasion. Lets "Run for India" on this Rashtriya Ekta Diwas! He said that the Narmada Dam, which is named after Sardar Patel, was completed only after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the Centre.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary.

Remembering Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on birth anniversary.

Expressing happiness at the involvement of the youth in this "Run for Unity", PM Modi said, "I am really happy that the young generation of the country is participating actively in this "Run for Unity".

Slamming the Congress, PM Modi said that the previous government ignored Patel's legacy. Let's take a vow today: Modi. He not only saved us from the troubles arising out of independence but he also worked on integrating on the smallest princely states into the Indian nation.

PM Modi administers pledge for unity. The marathon, started by the Gujarat government in 2013 when Modi was the chief minister, is now organised across the country.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi has flagged off a "Run of Unity" in New Delhi in remembrance of the iron man.

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also paid tributes to Indira Gandhi at Shakti Sthal in New Delhi.



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