Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day was observed on the birth anniversary of Iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Oct 31. The Government of India decided to observe National Unity Day to pay tributes to Sardar Patel who was instrumental in keeping India united.
The day was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who paid floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Patel and also flagged off the Run For Unity in New Delhi.
The Run for Unity campaign is the key highlight to pay tribute to the efforts made by Sardar Patel to unite India. A nationwide marathon took place on the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.