India celebrates October 31 as National Unity Day to pay tribute to revolutionary veteran Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was also the country’s Home Minister, whose contribution to persuading many princely states to join the union of India after independence remains particularly notable. When the country remains grateful for Patel’s essential efforts that led to the founding of India. The day has tributed to “national unity”. The government was declared in 2014 that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birthday on October 31 was celebrated as National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
Declaring in 2014 that India will now celebrate National Unity Day on October 31, the central government said in an official statement that this occasion “will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience. Threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country”.
Vallabhbhai Patel was nicknamed “Sardar” (leader) for his leadership skills for leading the country. Through the struggle for independence and beyond, and in particular during the founding of the Princely States and then the Indo War -Pakistani of 1947.
Also, Sardar Patel achieved the incredible feat of persuading almost all of the 565 autonomous princely states. Which had been freed from British sovereignty, and to join the Union of India. For his commitment to the national integration of the newly independent country. Sardar Patel has earned the nickname “Iron Man of India”. Whereas to preserve the unity, integrity, and security of the State. And I also undertake to spread this message to my fellow countrymen. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
On National Unity Day, an oath has taken within the government offices:
“I also solemnly decide to make my personal contribution to ensure the internal security of my country.
By decree, all government offices, public sector undertaking (PSUs). Also, other public institutions has to take an oath on October 31 under the name of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.”
Ministry of Human Resources Development also published a charge to enable university and school students. Administering them for the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge. This is to motivate them to strive to care for the unity and integrity of the country.