Sardar Patel's Birthday in Gujarat in 2020

Sardar Patel's Birthday in Gujarat in 2020
  How long until Sardar Patel's Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 351 days.
  Dates of Sardar Patel's Birthday in Gujarat
2021 Sun, Oct 31Regional Holiday
2020 Sat, Oct 31Regional Holiday
2019 Thu, Oct 31Regional Holiday
2018 Wed, Oct 31Regional Holiday
  Summary
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India

When is Sardar Patel's Birthday?

Sardar Patel's Birthday is a regional public holiday in the Indian state of Gujrat on October 31st.

This holiday commemorates the birthday of India's first Deputy Prime Minister, who was born on this day in 1875. 

History of Sardar Patel's Birthday

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was born on October 31st 1875 in Nadiad, a village in modern-day Gujarat.

After completing a law degree in England, he returned to India in 1913 to start a law practice in Gujarat.

He was a strong opponent of the British rule of India and entered politics after hearing a lecture by Mahatma Gandhi.

Committing to the ideals and ambitions of Gandhi, Patel rose through the ranks of the Indian National Congress, becoming its President in 1931 and gaining the title Sardar - which means "chief" in Hindi, Urdu, and Persian. 

After India achieved independence in 1947, Patel became the first Home Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister. Patel played a crucial role in post-independence India by successfully integrating over 500 princely states under the Indian Dominion.

His uncompromising approach to national integration earned him the sobriquet "Iron Man of India".

Did you know?

A statue of Sardar Patel in Gujurat, known as the Statue of Unity, is the world's tallest state at 182 metres.

Patel died on December 15th 1950. He was posthumously conferred the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, in 1991. His birthday, October 31st was declared Rashtriya Ekta Divas (National Unity Day) in 2014.

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