The birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India, and the first Home Minister of independent India. In turn, Sardar Patel has been paid homage by various quarters, including political leaders and celebrities.
Prime Minister Modi is touring Gujarat on Patel’s birthday. The Prime Minister, who arrived in Ahmedabad, Gujarat yesterday, was received by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devart.
Modi today visited Kevadia village in Narmada district, where he paid homage to the Patel statue (Statue of Unity). The National Unity Day parade was held there. This was visited by the Prime Minister.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Ekta Mall, a handicraft exhibition center in Kevadia.