Celebrations of ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day)
P Singh Badnore inaugurated the 'Run for Unity' from Sukhna Lake Chandigarh to mark the celebrations of ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day). Hundreds of people participated in this landmark event to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
Present among the galaxy of officers were Parimal Rai, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, Arun Kumar Gupta, IAS, Home Secretary, Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, Finance Secretary, Sanjay Beniwal, IPS, DGP, K K Yadav, IAS, Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Mandip Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh Administration.
The 3 km run initiated from Sukhna Lake, and the participants followed the route that covered Capitol Complex as well.
The Run for Unity began with the March Past by Police Department, and was followed by a pledge which was administered by the Hon’ble Governor. People from all walks of life took part in the Run for Unity at the Sukhna Lake. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India was known for leading India’s freedom struggle and was influential in unifying the country. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm to preserve and strengthen unity, integrity and security of the nation.