National Unity Day 2022
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a seasoned freedom warrior, and the nation’s first home minister are remembered in India on October 31 as National Unity Day for his significant role. After Independence, a large number of princely states joined the Union of India. The nation will always be grateful to Patel for his tremendous efforts that resulted in India’s unification, for which the day is commemorated as a homage to “national unity.” In 2014, the government announced that October 31 would be observed as National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas in honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
The central government of India announced in 2014 that the country would now observe National Unity Day on October 31 and that this event “will provide an opportunity to reaffirm the inherent strength and resilience of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity, and security of our country.”
By official decree, the pledge-taking ceremony for Rashtriya Ekta Diwas must be organized by all government agencies, public sector enterprises (PSUs), and other public institutions on October 31.
The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas vow can now be offered to students in schools and colleges, per guidelines from the ministry of human resource development. This will inspire them to work hard to uphold the nation’s unity and integrity.