On the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, PM Modi will inaugurate the world’s tallest statue of unity as a tribute to the ‘Iron Man of India’ in Gujarat. Also, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the Run for Unity marathons at the Major Dhyanchand Stadium in New Delhi.
However, people across the country are participating in the event. Even many renowned sportspersons have joined the run, including the former boxing champion Marry Kom and gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
As per the reports, at least 2000 participants from Sports Authority of India (SAI), National Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS) will also participate in the Run for Unity in New Delhi.
Check out the visuals:
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore flag off “Run for Unity” in Delhi on 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar among other sportsperson also present. #StatueOfUnity pic.twitter.com/9emHGaemag— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
Delhi: #Visuals of #RunForUnity from near India Gate. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's #StatueOfUnity, the tallest statue in the world, will be inaugurated in Gujarat's Sadhu Bet on his 143rd birth anniversary today. pic.twitter.com/MPSx8VOnlq— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
I participated in #RunForUnity last year as well. It's a day of extreme significance & I will try my best to witness it (inauguration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's #StatueOfUnity): Gymnast Dipa Karmakar at "Run for Unity" in Delhi pic.twitter.com/Np2KGR1DAz— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue which is the tallest in the world should have been made years ago. India has today paid tribute to a man who built India: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at #RunForUnity in Delhi. #RashtriyaEktaDiwas pic.twitter.com/lF0TQOJCTb— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
Also, Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory for 'Run For Unity'.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Home Minister Rajnath Singh pay floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/goeRle4lvb— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
Check out the visuals of Run For Unity in other states also:
Post our freedom movement, Sardar Patel worked hard to get more than 550 princely states together to make India one. It's only right that we remember him today: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at #RunForUnity in Tamil Nadu's Chennai. #RashtriyaEktaDiwas pic.twitter.com/sL64Lx2xJU— ANI (@ANI) October 31, 2018
Meanwhile, PM Modi will soon to inaugurates the 'Statue of Unity' as a tribute for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.