Shah flags off ‘Run for Unity’ to mark Patel’s birth anniversary

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off a run to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the national capital.

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New Delhi, October 31

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday flagged off a run to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the national capital.

The ‘Run for Unity’, which began from the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, saw the participation of a large number of people, including sports personalities, sports enthusiasts and personnel of central police forces among others.

The 1.5-km run in Delhi takes place at the India Gate C-Hexagon-Shah Jahan Road radial. People wearing white T-shirts and bearing Patel’s photo assembled at the stadium and India Gate roundabout for the run.

The flag-off also saw the presence of Union ministers Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Hardeep Singh Puri, RK Singh, Kiren Rijiju and G Kishan Reddy, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and home secretary Ajay K Bhalla on the dais with the Home Minister.

Shah also administered a unity pledge to the participants of the run.

Earlier, the Home Minister visited Patel’s statue located at the national capital’s Patel Chowk and offered floral tributes. PTI

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