India Pavilion celebrates ‘National Unity Day’ at EXPO 2020 Dubai
Pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s legacy and contribution towards national integration
The India Pavilion celebrated ‘National Unity Day’ or ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ yesterday at Expo 2020 Dubai to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India. The Government of India in 2014, declared this day to honour Sardar Patel’s legacy and contribution towards national integration. The Pavilion hosted a musical dance drama depicting the life story of Sardar Patel for the visitors. It also arranged for a special screening of the movie, ‘Sardar’ (1994). Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on the occasion in his address to the nation earlier in the day, emphasized that Sardar Patel wanted a strong, inclusive, sensitive, and alert India. An India that has humility as well as development. “Inspired by Sardar Patel, India is becoming fully capable of meeting external and internal challenges”, he added. This ‘Azadi ka Amrit Kaal’ is of unprecedented growth, accomplishing difficult goals and building the India of Sardar Saheb’s dreams”, he said. Sardar Patel played a crucial role during India’s independence and his efforts helped in the integration of the country.