BJP ‘Runs for Unity’ on Sardar Patel’s death anniversary
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The BJP units of the Tricity participated in the "Run For Unity" campaign to commemorate the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event, which was part of BJP's nationwide campaign, witnessed participation from a large number of people.
Through the run, the BJP is looking to garner support for construction of the Statue of Unity in Gujarat, which at a height of 182 metres will be the tallest in the world. Teams from BJP will visit villages to collect iron from implements used by farmers that will go into the making of the statue.
Former Chief of Army Staff Gen V P Malik (Retd) flagged off the two-kilometer rally from Sukhna Lake, which later concluded at the lake. Among those present were Lt Gen P N Hoon (Retd), national co-ordinator for Statue of Unity Programme O P Dhankar, Assistant Media Advisor of Punjab Vineet Joshi, president of BJP's Chandigarh unit Sanjay Tandon, BJP's district president (Mohali) Sukhwinder Goldy and district president (Panchkula) Vishal Seth.
Speaking at the event, Dhankar said the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust was erecting the statue, which was an initiative of the Gujarat government, designed to pay tribute to Sardar Patel. He added this would not only be an architectural marvel, but a monument of national significance besides being a proud symbol of India's unity of India.
Dhankar added that over 30 lakh people participated in the run in over 1,100 locations across the country. People from different walks of life including students, traders and people from religious institutions participated in the run in Chandigarh.
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