Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary and remembered his contribution to India. “I bow to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. We recall his rich contribution to India,” Modi tweeted.
“Paid floral tributes to the great Sardar Patel,” Modi wrote in another with a picture.
“Tomorrow we are celebrating Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary. He worked to bring everyone together, he worked for unity, fought for unity and brought unity amongst people and we all must remember it,” Modi said on Sunday.
Modi said: “He gave us a united India and to keep it united is our responsibility.”
Narendra Modi has also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary.
“Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary,” Modi tweeted.
Gandhi was India’s first woman Prime Minister. She was born on November 19, 1917 and was assassinated on October 31, 1984, few months after she ordered the Operation Blue Star in Amritsar to counter the Punjab insurgency.