Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Statue: The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is on 31st October. The government is going to unveil their statue in their memory. It will be the world’s tallest statue. The debate is on whether the current government is ousting the Congress from the legacy of Sardar Patel through the statue? What is the legacy of Sardar Patel? Many more questions have been raised. The country was liberated on August 15, 1947. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India. instead of Nehru, was Sardar Patel the rightful owner of the Prime Minister’s post at that time? Did Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel not want to be the Prime Minister? Is Sardar Patel not allowed to become prime minister? How did Nehru’s election for this post in 1947? So far we have been studying and hearing, it is not a unilateral assessment of history.
There are many such questions that can be found in the last four years of Sardar Patel’s life. Sardar spent most of his time in government this time. This period is very important to understand Sardar Patel’s real heritage.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad has given his view in his book ‘India Vince Freedom‘, when the election for Congress President was being held at that time. He wrote, “I took a decision in view of the situation at that time but by the turn of events, it seems that it was the wrong decision of my political life. I have not regretted any of my decisions as much as leaving the presidency in that difficult time. “
Sardar Patel himself believed that Jawaharlal Nehru was very popular among the people. It’s a matter of 1946. There was a huge meeting of Congress in Mumbai, there were about 1.5 lakh people available in the field. An American journalist was also present there. He saw that millions of people have come. Sardar Patel looked at them and said that all these people have not come for me. All these people have come for Jawahar.
What is Run for Unity?
On the occasion of Sardar Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary, the Run for Unity Marathon Race has been organized across the country today. On this occasion, at the National Stadium in Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave the green flag to the marathon. In addition to Delhi, Run For Unity has also been organized in other cities of the country. In which a large number of people are attending. Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan participated in Race in Bhubaneswar of Odisha.
Many big celebrities are also going to join this Run for Unity Race. This includes five times World Boxing Champion Mary Kom, Gymnast Deepa Karmakar. Besides, more than 2000 participants of Sport Authority of India, National Service Scheme, National Youth Center are also participating in this race.