Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel integrated India: Modi
"If we live in India with pride and our heads held high, it is because of him," Modi said after inaugurating a diamond manufacturing unit in Surat.
Modi said, Sardar Patel "re-drew the map of the country after independence to give us what it is today".
Referring to the diamond unit he opened, Modi said that "the artisan in India has the knack to develop jewellery according to the season and for every section of the society."
"We should concentrate on crafting jewellery not only according to what the consumer wants but also create material that attracts them to the new design," the Prime Minister added.