Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s death anniversary: Today is the 72nd death anniversary of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He died on December 15, 1950, in Mumbai. He was the first Home Minister of India.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s death anniversary: Today is the 72nd death anniversary of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He died on December 15, 1950, in Mumbai. He was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. After India got independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played an important role in uniting the entire nation in the thread of unity. Apart from this, Sardar Patel was the decisive person in maintaining the continuity of the Indian Civil Service.
Here are 10 special things about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31 October 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat. After going to London, he studied barrister and came back and started advocating in Ahmedabad. Inspired by the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi, he participated in the freedom movement in India.
- Sardar Patel’s first and major contribution to the freedom movement was in the Kheda struggle in 1918. He also successfully led the peasant movement in the Bardoli Satyagraha in 1928.
- Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India.
- After the attainment of independence, his contribution to building a united India by integrating the princely states cannot be forgotten. He created Indian unity by merging 562 small and big princely states into the Indian Union.
- Mahatma Gandhi had given the title of Iron Man to Sardar Patel.
- A 182 m tall iron statue (Statue of Unity) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was built in front of the Sardar Sarovar Dam of Narmada in Gujarat. This is the tallest statue in the world. It was dedicated to the nation on 31 October 2018. The height of the Statue of Liberty is only 93 meters.
- It was the vision of Sardar Patel that the Indian Administrative Services would play an important role in keeping the country united. He laid great emphasis on strengthening the Indian Administrative Services. He called civil services a steel frame.
- After the success of the Bardoli Satyagraha movement, the women there had given the title of ‘Sardar’ to Vallabhbhai Patel.
- The basis of any country lies in its unity and integrity and Sardar Patel was the architect of the country’s unity. For this reason, his birthday is celebrated as National Unity Day.
- Sardar Patel died on December 15, 1950, in Mumbai. Sardar Patel was posthumously awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1991.