On October 31st, Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birthday. He praised Patel’s strong leadership and dedication in shaping India’s future. The Prime Minister visited the Statue of Unity in Gujarat to honor him.
On the Jayanti of Sardar Patel, we remember his indomitable spirit, visionary statesmanship and the extraordinary dedication with which he shaped the destiny of our nation. His commitment to national integration continues to guide us. We are forever indebted to his service.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2023
President Droupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid their respects at Patel Chowk in the capital.
भारत की एकता और समृद्धता सरदार वल्लभभाई पटेल जी के जीवन का एकमात्र ध्येय था। उन्होंने अपनी चट्टान जैसी दृढ़ इच्छाशक्ति, राजनीतिक विद्वता व कठोर परिश्रम से 550 से अधिक रियासतों में बँटे भारत को एक संगठित राष्ट्र बनाने का काम किया। सरदार साहब का राष्ट्र को समर्पित जीवन व देश के… pic.twitter.com/LBL1T2hJWL— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 31, 2023
Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized that Sardar Patel’s main goal was to unite and prosper India.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh acknowledged Sardar Patel’s vital role in uniting India and creating important institutions.
Tributes to the great freedom fighter and India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Patel on his Jayanti. He united India into one country and created several institutions to serve the nation. We remain eternally inspired by his exceptional contributions to our nation.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) October 31, 2023
The Congress Party also remembered and honored Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
'लौह पुरुष' व भारत रत्न सरदार वल्लभ भाई पटेल जी की जयंती पर उन्हें कोटि-कोटि नमन।— Congress (@INCIndia) October 31, 2023
राष्ट्र निर्माण में पटेल जी के असीम योगदान के लिए हम सदैव उनके ऋणी रहेंगे। pic.twitter.com/Ra5BohUbQS
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, born in 1875 in Gujarat, was a lawyer and a key leader in India’s fight for independence alongside Mahatma Gandhi. As India’s first Home Minister, he skillfully brought together many princely states to form a united nation. His birthday is celebrated as National Unity Day.