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Celebration of Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

The High Commission of India in Ottawa celebrated the National Unity Day commemorating the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The event was organised in collaboration with the Gujarati Cultural Association and other prominent community leaders at the Rideauview Community Centre, Ottawa on October 31, 2017.

Acting High Commissioner Arun Kumar Sahu gave the opening remarks and spoke about the unparalleled contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in making India what it is today. Acting High Commissioner Sahu mentioned that it was Sardar Patel's vision that the unity, integrity and sovereignty of independent India have been protected and preserved. Prominent community leaders also paid their tributes to Sardar Patel. Two documentaries depicting the life and achievements of Sardar Patel were screened at the event for the audience. Photographs presenting the memorable moments of Sardar Patel's life were also displayed with an exhibition of his prominent quotes.

The event was graced by many eminent personalities of the Indian diaspora, including presidents of Indo-Canadian community / cultural associations and was attended by over 100 people.



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