In pics: Sardar Patel's birth anniversary celebration

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Oct 31, 2017, 03:35 AM(IST)

Garland of flowers surrounding the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Photograph:( ANI )

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. 

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Garland of flowers surrounding the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (ANI)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel. (ANI)

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President Ram Nath Kovind extends the tribute to Sardar Patel. (ANI)

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pays floral tribute to Sardar Patel. (ANI)

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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)

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He said that they will fulfill the dream of a unified and great country. 

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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)

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Run for Unity (ANI)

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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)

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