Bhubaneswar: On the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to the Iron Man of India.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Patnaik acknowledged his “contribution to integrate India into powerful nation” and added that his efforts will “always be remembered”.
Humble tribute to Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on birth anniversary. His immense contribution to integrate India into powerful nation will always be remembered.#SardarVallabhbhaiPatel #SardarPatel pic.twitter.com/FsfNErSNtT
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 31, 2019
The ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ or the National Unity Day is celebrated on October 31, which is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. At the time of independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union.