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Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, commemorating the birth anniversary of Sardar...

 

Embassy of India

Brussels

Press Release

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas : 142nd Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel celebrated

  

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day, commemorating the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was celebrated by the Embassy of India, Brussels today. On the occasion, Ambassador of India, Smt. Gaitri Issar Kumar, spoke about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s immense contribution to India’s freedom struggle, the astute leadership he provided for the political unification of India and integration of princely states to the Indian Union, and his pivotal role in the creation of a modern civil service in India. She also said that, on the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, every Indian should feel inspired to committing themselves to promoting unity and harmony in India.

 

A special screening of a documentary titled ‘“Iron Man – Sardar Patel” chronicling Sardar Patel’s evolution from a barrister trained in England to a towering leader of the Indian independence movement, who went on to become independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister,  was organized. A photography exhibition on the life and times of the ‘Iron Man of India’ was also inaugurated on the occasion by the Ambassador of India.

 

The photography exhibition will remain open on Thursday, 2 November 2017 and Friday 3 November 2017 from 10 am to 12 pm in the forenoon and from 3pm to 5pm in the afternoon.

 

 

Smt. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Ambassador of India, with the Embassy officials and staff taking the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge

 

Smt. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Ambassador of India, with the Embassy officials and staff taking the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge

 

Celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at the Embassy auditorium

 

Smt. Gaitri Issar Kumar speaking about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the celebration

 

Embassy officials and other participants during the celebration

 

Embassy officials and other participants during the celebration

 

Smt. Gaitri Issar Kumar speaking about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the celebration

 

Smt. Gaitri Issar Kumar speaking about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel during the celebration

 

Screening of the documentary titled ‘“Iron Man – Sardar Patel” during the celebration

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

A view of the photography exhibition on the life and times of the “Iron Man of India”

 

 

31 October 2017

Brussels



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