National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was established in India in 2014, when the government proposed celebrating the birthday anniversary of Vallabhbhai Patel, a prominent Indian statesman and leader.
This RUN FOR UNITY event takes place on October 27, 2019 At People’s Plaza, Hyderabad.
Vallabhbhai Patel was one of the founding fathers of modern India. He’s often referred to as Iron Man for his attempts to unify the Indian nation after it gained independence from the United Kingdom. Patel is always called in India as Sardar, that means “chief” in Hindi.
Vallabhbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875 in the countryside of Gujarat. He obtained the diploma of barrister in London and practiced in many places in Gujarat. Eventually he became a key figure in organizing a peasant movements in Gujarat and promoted the movement against the British Raj. After joining the Indian National Movement he became one of the most influential leaders.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel leaves behind a rich legacy of unity and integrity. His toils and efforts which managed to stitch together the numerous small and often conflicting princely states into the colorful tapestry that makes up Indian society have been recognized by the Government of India and since 2014 his birth anniversary, 31 October, is commemorated as National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas). This year, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities and higher education institutions in the country to celebrate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary in the hope that the youth of the country shall imbibe the same sense of national pride and unity as demonstrated by Sardar Patel.
The movement aims to revive and reinforce Sardar Patel’s values of unity, good governance and grassroots development. Promoting the concept of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat,’ the Statue of Unity movement.
National Unity Day was created by the government of India to honor Patel’s attempts and pay tribute to him. The inaugural event was opened by one of the top celebrity from Tollywood also officially started the Run for Unity in Hyderabad.
Run for Unity is a special nationwide marathon, held to highlight the key efforts made by Patel to unify India.
Aarya Consultancy Services (ACS) with support of Government of India will be organizing Run for Unity at People’s Plaza, Hyderabad on Oct 27, 2019 from 6am-8:30am
The Running Distance & Entrance Fee will be 1km/ 3km: Rs.300/- and for 5km/10km: Rs.500/-
Event Entry capacity is limited to 1000 entries on first come first confirm basis.
Every Participant will receive T-Shirt, Medal, Certificate, BIB number and Refreshments.
Top 3 finishers in the men and women category will be awarded with Trophies.