People should draw inspiration from Sardar Patel’s life, says TN Governor

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2017 08:58:20


Banwarilal Purohit exhorts people to seek inspiration from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s life

TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday said the life of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a message and appealed to the people to draw inspiration from him. Participating in the 142nd birth anniversary celebrations of the late leader, he said his devotion to duty, discipline, courage and preparedness to sacrifice his life for the cause of the nation, were the qualities, which one has to learn and adopt in life to build a harmonious and prosperous India. “I appeal to all of you to draw inspiration from Sardar Patel.

His life is a message,” the Governor said. Recalling that the ‘Iron Man of India’ championed for national unity and integration, Purohit said “‘Ek Bharat’ was his mantra.” “As citizens of this largest democratic country, we the 125 crore Indians should pledge to strengthen this unity and join hands to make our country the foremost nation and the leader in all spheres,” he said. “Sardar Patel’s farsighted vision, courage, determination and brilliant strategies united our leaders in the nation’s freedom movement,” the Governor said, adding, he dedicated his life for the solidarity of the nation. Purohit said, for the first time in the Indian history stretched over ages and also in the history of the world, India became united and one without shedding even a drop of blood.

“Thanks to Sardar Patel, the map of Independent India was redrawn with every princely State, merging with the Union of India. Sardar’s amazing leadership and diplomacy integrated more than 550 princely States under the Indian Union,” he recalled.