About National Unity Day
National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas has been celebrated on 31st October every year since 2014 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel was a freedom fighter and later a politician who played a major role in the integration of India.
Committing to the ideals and ambitions of Gandhi, Patel rose through the ranks of the Indian National Congress, becoming its President in 1931 and gaining the title Sardar - which means "chief" in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian.
- Did you know? A statue of Sardar Patel in Gujurat, known as the Statue of Unity, is the world's tallest state at 182 metres.