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Jai Ram Thakur pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

As a mark of respect to the immense contributions made by the Sardar Patel towards the Nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got built the highest statue of the world of Sardar Patel known as ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat, which is 182 meter in height and has emerged as a biggest attraction for the tourists

India paid rich tributes to the iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 144th birth anniversary which is being celebrated as  ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day).

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur paid floral tributes to first Union Home Minister of  independent India at Secretariat Complex in shimla and said that this day provides an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of our country.

“It was because of Sardar Patel that today India stands united as he did the almost impossible task of merging about 562 princely states after India attained freedom” Jai Ram Thakur said .

The Chief Minister said that Sardar Patel also did the task of forging a united India by successfully integrating the newly independent nation. His commitment to national integration in the newly independent country was total and uncompromising, earning him the sobriquet “Iron Man of India”, he added.

He said that as the first Union Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Patel also organised relief efforts for refugees fleeing to Punjab and Delhi from Pakistan and worked relentlessly to restore peace.

“As a mark of respect to the immense contributions made by the Sardar Patel towards the Nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got built the highest statue of the world of Sardar Patel known as ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat, which is 182 meter in height and has emerged as a biggest attraction for the tourists”Jai Ram Thakur said .

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