GMC celebrates Rashtriya Ekta Diwas in city

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GMC celebrates Rashtriya Ekta Diwas in city

G Plus News | October 31, 2018 16:14 hrs

GUWAHATI: Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) on 31 October celebrated the 143rd birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

A rally was conducted by the Government of Assam Corporation, 'Run for Unity', in order to observe the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) supported by the GMC. 

The rally was flagged off by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Minister for health and family welfare J. P. Nadda at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati.

GMC supported the event and emphasized on sanitation as a mark of respect.

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) was introduced by the Government of India and inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. The intent is to pay tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel, who was instrumental in keeping India united. 

It is to be celebrated on 31 October every year as an annual commemoration of the birthday of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding leaders of the Republic of India. 

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Photo from the rally

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