In pics: Sardar Patel's birth anniversary celebration
The Prime Minister today flagged off a 'Run for Unity' event to mark the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Patel's birth anniversary is celebrated as "Rashtriya Ekta Diwas" throughout the country.
Garland of flowers surrounding the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel. (ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind extends the tribute to Sardar Patel. (ANI)
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pays floral tribute to Sardar Patel. (ANI)
The event began with address of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Singh in his address at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium pledged to build a new India.
Prime minister Modi with Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the 'Run for Unity' event. (ANI)
He said that they will fulfill the dream of a unified and great country.
Sportspeople Dipa Karmakar, Sardara Singh, Suresh Raina, Karnam Malleswari were also present.
Indian sports fraternity also paid tribute to Sardar Patel at the 'Run for Unity' event. (ANI)
Run for Unity (ANI)
The 1.5 km run came to an end near the India Gate C-Hexagon-Shah Jahan Road radial.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)