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Celebration of the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on October 31, 2017 @Consulate
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Celebration of the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on October 31, 2017

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas - National Unity Day

 

The Consulate in collaboration with Federation of Indian Associations (FIA), Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP), Association of Indian Americans in North America (AIANA) and Gujarat Foundation (Samaj) had organized a program to commemorate the 142nd birth anniversary of the “Iron man of India”- Shri Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

The program began with a floral tribute by all present to the respected leader. Eminent members of the community attended and shared their views on this occasion.

Consul General in his welcome remarks shared the contribution of Sardar Patel in unifying India at the most crucial moment after achieving independence in 1947. CG also highlighted his simplicity and his vision of a united India. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas - National Unity Day pledge was taken by all present.

Padmashri H.R.Shah, Mr. Srujal Parikh of the FIA, Kaushik Amin of the Gujarat Foundation, Mr. Jagdish Sehwani of OFBJP, Mr. Sunil Nayak of the AIANA, Ms. Deepti Jani of OFBJP. Ms. Mala Shah of the Gujarati Samaj and Mr. Dhiren Amin of the Gujarati Business Chamber also contributed their views and spoke about the great leader of our motherland.

A short documentary compiled on the life, achievement and the sacrifice made by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was also shown.

It was decided unanimously by all to remember and pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel every year in such a way where in not only seniors but the youth and the younger (school going) children who are not aware of the sacrifice, struggle and the contribution of our great leaders in shaping today’s independent India, be actively involved.

Program ended with singing of the national anthem followed by light Guajarati refreshments.

The program was well attended and appreciated by all.

 



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