The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the digital exhibition “Uniting India: Sardar Patel” at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
The Prime Minister also launched the “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat” initiative, to promote greater awareness among people of various States about one another, hence promoting the spirit of Unity in Diversity. 6 MoUs between two States each were also signed on the occasion, under this initiative.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Sardar Patel, for his great contributions to the nation, and said such great individuals can never be forgotten.
Shri Narendra Modi spoke at length about Sardar Patel’s role in integrating the nation, by convincing princely states to join the Union.
The Prime Minister gave several illustrations to explain how the “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” initiative can build bonds between the people of various States of India.
Was puzzled when people questioned me- why I was celebrating Sardar Patel's birth anniversary: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2016
Sardar Patel did everything for the nation. Whatever he did was devoted to India: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2016
Imagine the love for the nation that inspired Sardar Patel to go to the princely states and integrate the nation: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2016
We often see states collaborating with other provinces from overseas nations. We must encourage such cooperation between our states too: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 31, 2016