Dharmendra Pradhan Flags Off Bhubaneswar’s ‘Run for Unity’

To mark the occasion of the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a ‘Run for Unity’ event was held in Bhubaneswar. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated and participated in the event.

Other notable guests present at the event were BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi, key sports personalities and youngsters from different sections of the society and more. Thousands participated in the run which was organised with a slogan of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’.

At the event, Pradhan paid his tributes to the first home minister of India, Patel and administered unity oath to mark the occasion. He also outlined the contribution of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recent integration of Jammu and Kashmir, thus fulfilling the dream of Patel.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, long demand of revoking Article 370 has been fulfilled to realise the dream of one India. Sardar Patel was a great freedom fighter of India and he played an important role in unifying the country by integrating different princely states,” Pradhan said.

‘Run for Unity’ is being organised across the country to mark the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also seen paying his tribute to Patel at Statue of Unity in Kevadia.

Addressing the participants, Modi said, “Run for Unity’ program is being held in different cities and villages across the country today. I thank every citizen for participating in this program. India is known for ‘unity in diversity’; it is our pride and our identity.”

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