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‘Kashmir runs for Unity’

We will carry forward spirit of unification shown by Sardar Patel: Shri Ashok Koul, Shri Yudhvir Sethi

Srinagar unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  organised ‘Run for Unity’ to mark the birth anniversary of Country’s first home minister and first Deputy Prime Minister (Iron man of India)Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Party leaders led by state Vice President Yudhvir Sethi and Ashok Koul, General Secretary of BJP besides people drawn from different sections of society ran from Nehru Park to Hotel Santoor on Boulverd Road sending a message of Peace and National Integration.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Koul said BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working for 125 Crore people of this largest democracy in the world and ensuring that all states from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and North East to Gujarat are developed on same pattern and its people get equal opportunities of development and prosperity. He said those who had been dividing country on communal lines always tried to isolate one state of the other but that’s not going to happen in this regime.

He said this National Unity Day to mark birth anniversary of Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Srinagar wherein large number of people participated is a message that people irrespective of cast, creed, region or religion are one and want to take nation to new heights. This is PM’s resolve that peace will be restored in Kashmir and people especially youth made to live a dignified life.

Yudhvir Sethi said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was an unmatched craftsman of national integration who had exceptional leadership capabilities. He played a great role in uniting the country. Due to his persistence and efficiency, he is known as the iron man of India. “On his birth anniversary let us pledge to follow the path of unity and integrity shown by him” he asserted. Later the participants ran the track and showed their solidarity towards peace and prosperity.

Paying tributes to Iron man of India, the BJP Vice president said Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge is to dedicate oneself to preserve Unity, integrity and security of the nation and also strive hard to spread this message along his/her fellow countrymen. He urged youth to take this pledge in the spirit of unification of country which was made possible by the vision and actions of Sardaar Vallabhbhail Patel. He asked the participants to resolve to make their individual contributions to ensure internal security of India.

Yudhvir Sethi in his address said Sardar Patel had led the task of forging a united India. He was also responsible for uniting those provinces that had been under direct British rule and approximately 565 self-governing princely states released from British rule. Employing frank diplomacy with the expressed option to deploy military force, Patel had also persuaded almost every princely state to accede to India.

His commitment to national integration in the newly independent country was total and uncompromising, earning him the sobriquet “Iron Man of India”, He said.

Those who also participate Run for Unity were State Vice President Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi,Vice Chairman SICOP Dr. Ali Mohammad Mir,State Secretary; Anuradha Charak, State Media Secretary; Altaf Thakur, Incharge State Training Cell; Raju Charak, Protocol Incharge Kashmir Arif Raja, Office Incharge Kashmir Mohammad Tahir Mir, Incharge Kisan Mircha Kashmir; M.M War, Ashok Bhat, Asif Masoodi, Malik Mushtaq Noorabadi, State Secretary youth; Bilal Parry, Manzoor Kulgami, Ashraf Azad Adv. Syed. Wajahat Hussain, Wajahat Hussain, Secretary Hilal Ahmad Jan and others.