December 15, is a day on which Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel took his last breath. Remembering him on his death anniversary makes us realize his contribution to India.
Today is the 71st death anniversary of Iron man of Indian and First Deputy Prime Minister. The involvement of Sardar’s involvement in making India a united country was much more than making India Independent.
His birthday on October 31 celebrated as National Unity Day to honor his contribution to Unifying India.
After independence too, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel made efforts in uniting the country and was somehow successful in his aim. To mark the significance during the independence struggle and his contribution to independent India, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, A colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel :
Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel endeared as Sardar which means chief was an Indian statesman born on 31 October 1875. Born in Nadiad, Kheda district, and raised in the state of Gujarat. He was a successful lawyer.
He was the barrister and senior leader of the Indian National Congress. Indian National Congress played a very significant role in the struggle for independence from India.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a conservative member of the Indian National Congress. He served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1950.
Leading India :
The governor-general of India, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, along with Nehru and Patel formed Triumvirate and these three ruled India from 1948 to 1950. Patel enjoyed loyalty. He was a senior leader in the Constitute assembly of India and was responsible in large measure for shaping the constitution.
Patel was the chairman of the committees responsible for minorities, tribal and excluded areas, fundamental rights, and provincial constitutions.
He worked closely with Muslim leaders to end separate electorates. The more potent demand for reservation of seats for minorities. His intervention was key to the passage of two articles that protected civil servants from political involvement. Guaranteed their terms and privileges.
He, more than anyone else in post-independence India, realized the crucial role that civil services play in administering a country, in not merely maintaining law and order, but running the institutions that provide the binding cement to a society.
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