Sardar Patel's birth anniversary to be observed as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’
On the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India, that falls on 31 October, the country will observe Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to foster and reinforce the government's dedication to preserve and strengthen unity of the nation.
Incidentally, the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi also falls on the same day.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will offer floral tribute to Sardar Patel at Patel Chowk, followed by administering Pledge and flagging off the Run for Unity. Run for Unity will take place from National Stadium - C-Hexagon Shah Jahan Road Radial India Gate (1.5 km).
A large gathering is expected to participate in the Run. Ms. P.V. Sindhu (Badminton), Ms. Mitali Raj (Cricket) and Shri Sardar Singh (Hockey) are likely to participate.
March Pasts will also be carried out by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Delhi Police in their respective grounds.