The Britishers wanted India in parts when they left, but it was Patel who kept the country united. Narendra Modi too shows true signs of a leader as he marches off with the people of India in the 'Run for Unity' program that he flagged off in the morning today.
8:30 am: March comes to an end
8:20 am: Joining the guest list were Vijender Singh, Gautam Gambhir and other sportsmen.
8:05 am: Venkaiah Naidu : As a student I used to think that history has not done justice to Sardar Patel who single-handedly unified our nation. This decision of Modiji's Govt to commemorate Sardar Patel's birth anniversary as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is an important one
8:00 am: Narendra Modi Modi flags off the 'run for unity'; runs with public
7:50 am: Aisa lagta tha Sardar sahab ke bina Gandhi bhi adhure hain. British wanted that after division India be broken into several pieces but Sardar Patel with his diplomacy unified our nation: PM Modi
"Rajya anek rashtra ek, rang anek tiranga ek" : PM Modi
7:30 am: I join my fellow countrymen & women in remembering former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi on her Punya Tithi. Our culture and legacy is of Unity in Diversity. Let us rise over differences of creed, community, language.
7:15 am: Sardar Patel's life is a journey of deep-rooted courage,dedication & service to the Motherland.He is truly the architect of Modern India: PM
7:00 am: I bow to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary: PM