Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas


  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day is celebrated on October 31, every year.

 Key facts

  • Government of India had introduced this day in 2014 to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • Year 2021 marked 146th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

 Why Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrated?

  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is observed to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Patel, acknowledging his efforts to unite the country.
  • Sardar Patel had played a crucial role in the freedom movement of India as well as in its integration.

 Significance of National Unity Day

  • The National Unity Day will be marked as a reminder of strength of India.
  • It will also highlight the resilience of India towards dangers posed against the security, unity and integrity of India.

 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  • Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel is endeared as Sardar. He was an Indian statesman, who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India during 1947-1950.
  • He was an Indian barrister and served as a senior leader of the Indian National Congress (INC). he played a leading role in the struggle for independence of India.
  • He guided on the integration of India into a united, independent nation. He also served as Home Minister during political integration of India and during Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.

 Unity Day Pledge

  • In the year 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had administered the National Unity Day pledge at the Statue of Unity, Gujarat.

 Statue of Unity

  • Statue of Unity is a colossal statue of independence activist Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the world’s tallest statue. It has the height of 182 metres.
  • The statue is located on Narmada River in Kavadiya colony in the state of Gujarat. It is facing Sardar Sarovar Dam.
  • It is located at 100 kilometres southeast of Vadodara city and 150 kilometres from Surat.

yojna ias daily current affairs 01 nov 2021

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