National Unity Day 2020: 10 powerful quotes by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Saturday, 31 October 2020 On the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, on October 31, 2018, PM Modi unveiled the 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Narmada district. His birthday is observed as National Unity Day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the 182-meter tall Statue of Unity on his 145th birth anniversary. PM Modi, whose two-day Gujarat visit started on Friday, reached the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district this morning and offered...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 28 said that around one lakh NCC cadets, which include more than 30% girl cadets, are being trained by Army, Navy and Air Force for border areas. PM said, "On 15th August last year, it was announced that NCC will be given new responsibilities in around 175 districts in the coastal and border areas. For this around, 1 lakh NCC cadets are being trained by Army, Navy and Air Force. Of these, 1/3rd cadets are girls."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a NCC Rally at Cariappa Ground praised cadets for their efforts in handling hard times like floods, COVID situation in the country last year. "Be it the floods or any other calamity, NCC cadets helped the people of this country last year. During the Corona period, lakhs of cadets worked with the administration and society across the country. It is commendable," said PM Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded Guard of Honour at the rally of National Cadet Corps (NCC) at Cariappa Ground in the national capital on January 28. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was also present at the event. Prime Minister also reviewed the parade rally. A cultural event was also organised where several artists performed on regional tunes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off eight trains connecting Gujarat's Statue of Unity in Kevadia with different regions of the country through video conferencing on January 17. Narendra Modi said that for the first time it is happening that several trains are flagged off for reaching one particular city. PM Modi further informed that one of the trains flagged off on January 17 will originate at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. He further said that it is a pleasant coincidence that January 17 is also observed as birth anniversary of MGR. PM Modi said, "Probably for the first time it is happening that several trains are flagged off for one particular city. Today's event in true sense is defining both Indian Railway's vision and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's mission. One of the trains flagged off for Kevadia today originates at Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MG Ramachandran Central Railway Station. It is a pleasant coincidence that today is the birth anniversary of MGR. His life was dedicated to the service of the poor."
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on December 05 took a fresh jibe at Amit Shah and said that Congress MLAs were ashamed of seeing him as Union Home Minister. He also blamed BJP for allegedly trying to topple the state government. "They (BJP) tried to make the government fall in Rajasthan. After meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan our MLAs told me that they were ashamed to see Amit Shah as Home Minister. There was a time when Sardar Patel was Home Minister and now it's him. They (BJP) were giving assurance that they have made five different governments fall and this will be the sixth one. BJP has been conspiring like this," said Gehlot.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to contest elections in 6 states -Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat- in the next 2 years, informed AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at National Council meeting of AAP on January 28.
The display of cultural tableaux was held as a part of the 72nd Republic Day parade. Leading from the front, Ladakh showcased their first-ever tableau. Tableau displayed culture and communal harmony besides art, architecture, festivals, literature and music. A replica of the Sun Temple at Modhera was also displayed on the Gujarat tableau, depicting parts of the Sun Temple including its 52 pillars. Tableau of Punjab showcased the glory of 9th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur, with the theme of '400th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur'. The end of the trailer shows Gurdwara Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib, the site of cremation of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Designed after the theme 'Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh's tableau also displayed the auspicious Ram Mandir. The forepart of the middle tableau shows Deepotsava of Ayodhya, in which millions of earthen lamps were lit.
The Tricolour was unfurled at Rajpath in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries, on 72nd Republic Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tribute to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial at the India Gate. PM Modi also signed the ceremonial book at the National War Memorial. Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Navy Staff were also present there. Prime Minister Modi wore a special 'Paghdi' from Gujarat's Jamnagar, today.