Sardar Vallabbhai Patel birth anniversary to be celebrated as National Unity Day

From this year October 31, commemorated as former PM Indira Gandhi’s death anniversary, is being recast as National Unity Day, a celebration of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. Public broadcaster Doordarshan has planned a series of programmes, including coverage of celebrations at Patel’s village Karamsad in Gujarat for which an editorial team has been sent and a half-an-hour documentary tracing the life of the ‘Lau Purush’ (Iron Man).DD DG (news) Archana Dutta said the documentary would focus on Patel’s contribution to the freedom struggle and his work post-independence. Rare archival footage from the Films Division has been dug up for the documentary which is peppered with historians and academicians outlining Patel’s significance in the country’s history. DD has also made a promotional video elaborating Patel’s vision of India and emphasizing on the theme of National Unity Day.

Closeup of Vallabhbhai Patel



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