Source: News Bharati English23 Oct 2016 11:53:53

New Delhi, 23 Oct : The NDA government  is all set to observe October 31 as ‘National Unity Day’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel across the country by organising various programmes, including the ‘Run for Unity’.

In an official  statement to Chief Ministers and Union Ministers, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said , October 31 is being observed all over the country as a day of special occasion to foster and reinforce the dedication to preserve and strengthen unity, integrity and security of the nation by celebrating it as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’.

“The occasion provides us an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security of the country.” he added.

“I, therefore, request you to give appropriate directions and guidance to all concerned so that Rashtriya Ekta Diwas could be organised and celebrated in a befitting manner,”  said rajnath.

He suggested administration to organise the ‘Run for Unity’ campaign  should  be organised at the state and all district headquarters involving people from all sections of the society, so that a message of national unity permeates to every part of the nation and the society.

The NDA government had in the past celebrated Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary as National Unity Day with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the ‘Run for Unity’ campaign.