Remembering great sacrifices of 1st Deputy Prime Minister & Home Minister of Independent India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel popularly known as “Loh Purush”, State BJP organized “Run for Unity” programme which started right from the Satwari Chowk and culminated at MAM Stadium, Jammu. Massive rally of common masses ran to participate in the run organized to pay tributes to the great man, who contributed whole hearted to unite all the princely states to form a great Nation in the form of Dominion of India.
The run was led by BJP State President & MLA Sat Sharma, along with Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh, MP Rajya Sabha Shamsher Singh Manhas, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, State General Secretary Harinder Gupta, MLA & Party Chief Whip Rajesh Gupta, MoS Priya Sethi, MLCs Ramesh Arora, Vikram Randhawa and Girdhari Lal Raina, Shiv Kumar Gupta and other senior leaders of the party flagged off the run, which was marked by the presence of massive strength of school children, party activists and common public. Former Union Minister & senior leader Chaman Lal Gupta was the special guest in the event.
Sat Sharma, while addressing the gathering of runners, said that after the Independence of India, the unification of all the 560 princely states was successfully managed by the efforts of Sardar Patel, which is visible in the form of the greatest democracy of the world. He prompted all to work with special initiatives, compassion and mission for the golden era of Nation till it reaches 75 years of its Independence in 2022.
Dr. Nirmal Singh, while addressing said that Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel was a true patriot who believed in the complete unification of all the states into the mighty Nation, which has today become a symbol of greatness and power. He said that the BJP has decided to celebrate the birthday of Sardar Patel as “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” (Natinal Unity Day) every year.
Sahmsher Singh Manhas said that the involvement of the younger generation in this event is first step in making them aware of their supreme sacrifices for mother Nation.
Kavinder Gupta asked all the students, activists and common masses to follow the footsteps of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel to pay him tribute and incorporate Nationalism in all.
Run was also marked by cultural items and refreshment at its culmination and whole event was managed by BJP State Working Committee Member Anil Gupta as Incharge and supervised by Harinder Gupta. Anil Gupta thanked all the participants and organizing committee for successful event.
Sanjay Baru, S.S. Bijral, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Arvind Gupta, Baldev Singh Billawaria, Ayodhya Gupta, Ambedkar Gupta, Vinay Gupta, Prem Gupta, Sanjeev Sharma, Narotam Sharma, Munish Khajuria, Kulbhushan Vohra, Indu Bhushan, Kuldeep Magotra, Dr. Dineshwar Sharma, Harbans Choudhary, Ankush Gupta, Shanty, Jeet Angral, Vijay Sharma, Ashok Gandhi and others were important leaders present in the event.