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A Run for Unity

A Draft Correspondent | Mumbai

The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ in Mumbai on 31 October 2019, Sardar Patel's 144th birth anniversary.


Hundreds of youths, NCC cadets, school and college students and citizens participated in the run. The Governor read out the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day) pledge to the gathered people on the occasion. The pledge  reads “I dedicate myself to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation” and “resolve to make my own contribution to ensure internal security of my country.”

Minister for Revenue and Public Works Chandrakant Dada Patil, Members of State Legislative Assembly Rahul Narvekar and Rahul Kul, Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Sanjay Barve, several representatives of the people and senior government officials were present during the event.


The Run for Unity started from NCPA at Nariman Point and culminated at Grant Medical College Gymkhana ground in Mumbai.

The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister is celebrated as the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’.

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