New Delhi: On 15th December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers paid tribute to First Home Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 71st death anniversary.
The Prime Minister stated India will forever be grateful to Patel. PM Modi via Twitter said, “Remembering Sardar Patel on his Punya Tithi. India will always be grateful to him for his monumental service, his administrative skills, and the untiring efforts to unite our nation.”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tweeted, “Every moment in the life of Iron Man Sardar Patel, the wonderful architect of unity and integrity of the country who resides in the heart of every Indian, was dedicated to awakening the spirit of one nation in India. His thoughts will always guide the country.”
Whereas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tweeted, “Tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his Punya tithi. His courageous efforts towards uniting India into one strong entity continue to motivate millions across India. He also provided remarkable leadership to India’s freedom movement,”
Sardar Vallabbhai Jhaverbhai Patel or simply Sardar Patel was one of the most important political figures of India in the Post-Independence. He is remembered for his primary role in the merger of more than 560 princely states with the Union of India after independence, Importantly Hyderabad.
Sardar Patel was given the Tag-name of ‘Iron Man of India’ and he served as India’s first home minister and deputy prime minister when Jawaharlal Nehru was Prime Minister.