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National Unity Day observed across Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: The birth anniversary of the first Home Minister of India Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was celebrated today as National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) across Kashmir.

A pledge-taking ceremony was held at all the district headquarters where the respective District Development Commissioners administered the oath among the district and sectoral officers and took a pledge to dedicate themselves and their services to preserve the unity, integrity, and security of the nation and to strive hard to spread this message among the fellow countrymen.

On the occasion, the DDCs highlighted the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in upholding the Unity of the nation. They informed that the leader worked on national integration and devoted his life to the nation.

At Srinagar, a Run for Unity was today organized by the Department of Youth Services & Sports (YS&S) and Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) in Srinagar starting from the Wazir Bagh area to mark the celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.

The Run was flagged-off by the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad after administering a unity pledge to the participants.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the DC underscored the significance of observing the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. He said the day not only commemorates the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, but also re-affirms the inherent strength and resilience of the nation to withstand threats to the unity, integrity, and security.

District Youth Services & Sports Officer Balbir Singh, District Coordinator NYK Srinagar, senior Officers and Officials from YS&S Department also attended the event.

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