The country is celebrating 144th birth centenary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31st October. PM Modi paid tribute the great leader and addressed the nation in a program organized close to the Statue of Unity. Also, the entire country is running to show unity. But it is more important to know Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his contribution to the country.
Life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Born on 31st October 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat, his real name was Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel. He passed his matriculation at the tender of 22 and decided to continue his studies to become a barrister. Patel traveled to England to work to complete his education and became a barrister in 30 months that is six months earlier than the normal course. He returned to Gujarat as a lawyer and became a famous barrister.
Patel’s fight for freedom
Inspired by Gandhi, Patel joined the Indian freedom movement and led BardoliSatyagrah to oppose the tax imposed by the then British government. The movement forced the Britishers to forgive the tax for that year. After this victory, Patel emerged as a public figure in Gujarat. But it was just the start of the journey.
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