Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas observed at the registered office of THE BRAITHWAITE BURN AND JESSOP CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED on 30.10.2015

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Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) was introduced by Government of India, inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2014. The intent is to pay tribute to Sardar Patel, who was instrumental in keeping India united. It is to be celebrated on 31 October every year as annual commemoration of the birthday of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The official statement for Rashtriya Ekta Diwas by the Home Ministry of India cites all over the world "Provide an opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to unity, integrity and security of our country. "The reason behind to mark his birthday as National Unity Day is, during his term as Home Minister of India, he is credited for integration of over 550 independent princely states into India from 1947-49 by Independence Act (1947). He is known as the "Bismarck (known for unification of Germany) of India".

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