Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first home minister, at the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity here on his 145th birth anniversary.
Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary is being celebrated as “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” (National Unity Day) since 2014.
PM Modi, whose two-day Gujarat visit started on Friday, reached the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district this morning and offered flowers at the feet of the monument of Sardar Patel.
Here are the LIVE Updates of the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ and PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the Statue of Unity:
“Today when I was watching the parade of officers, an image emerged in my mind… this image was of Pulwama attack. The country can never forget that when India was mourning the death of its sons… some people were not a part of that grief. They were looking for selfish gain in the Pulwama attack”.
PM Modi said the country can never forget what sort of comments were made at that time, adding that when the attack took place, politics of selfishness and ego peak.
#WATCH The way the truth (about Pulwama attack in India) has been admitted in the parliament of the neighbouring country, it has exposed the real faces of those who did politics over the incident, says PM Modi in Gujarat pic.twitter.com/lePhMUBJlV
– ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2020
Today, all countries of the world need to unite against terrorism. No one can benefit from terrorism and violence. India has always fought against terrorism: PM Modi in GujaratThe country can never forget that some people were not saddened at the sacrifice of the security personnel during the Pulwama attack. At that time, these people were only doing politics…I request them not to do such politics in the interest of the nation: PM Modi.
Today, all countries of the world need to unite against terrorism. No one can benefit from terrorism and violence. India has always fought against terrorism: PM Modi in Gujarat
Today, Kashmir has moved on a new path of development…Whether it is a restoration of peace in the Northeast, or the steps being taken for development there, today the country is establishing new dimensions of unity: PM in Gujarat on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel this morning on his 145th birth anniversary at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia, hours before he was set to inaugurate the Kevadia-Sabarmati seaplane service. Read Here
ये आपदा अचानक आयी। इसने पूरे विश्व में मानव जीवन को प्रभावित किया है, हमारी गति को प्रभावित किया।
लेकिन इस महामारी के सामने देश ने जिस तरह अपने सामूहिक सामर्थ्य को, अपनी सामूहिक इच्छाशक्ति को साबित किया वो अभूतपूर्व है: PM
– PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2020
“Today, from Sardar Sarovar to Sabarmati riverfront, seaplane service from Sabarmati riverfront to Kevadia will be started today. This will help boost tourism in this area. This is nations first unique sea place service. Now tourists will have seaplane service provisions to view the Statue of Unity.”
“It is also a wonderful coincidence that today is also Valmiki Jayanti. The cultural unity of India that we see today. The India we experience. The work of making him more vibrant and energetic was done by Adikavi Maharishi Valmiki centuries ago.”
PM Modi is addressing a gathering in Kevadia, Gujarat.
PM Modi began the day with the offering of floral tributes at around 8 am to the First Deputy Prime Minister of India at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia. Shortly after, he read out a pledge towards strengthening and maintaining the nation’s unity and internal security.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part at ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ parade on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.