Kevadia: On the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, also known as the National Unity Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kevadia and paid his respects to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India, on his birth anniversary.
It can be seen that this is the second day of PM Modi’s two-day trip to Gujarat, his first visit to his home state after the coronavirus pandemic began.
National Unity Day is celebrated to commemorate Sardar Patel, one of India’s greatest freedom fighters.
On Friday, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Sardar Patel Zoological Park, popularly called the Jungle Safari, in Kevadia. The zoological park has been set up near the 182-metre-tall Statue of Unity.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the ‘Arogya Van’, ‘Ekta Mall’ and ‘Children Nutrition Park’ in the same town. ‘Arogya Van’ is home to hundreds of plants and herbs that have medicinal value.