Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here this evening on a visit to his home state during which he will, among other things, pay tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at the Statue of Unity near Kevadia tomorrow.
He was welcomed on arrival at the airport here by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, among others.
The Prime Minister will also participate at the ‘Ekta Diwas’ Parade, visit the Technology Demonstration site and later interact with Civil Service Probationers at Kevadiya.
Since 2014, October 31 is observed as National Unity Day and people from all walks of life participate in the "Run For Unity".
In his Mann Ki Baat Programme on the October 27, Modi had urged people to participate in large numbers in the Run For Unity towards One Goal – “Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat.”
Stressing the importance of a Fit India, the Prime Minister said Run for Unity is one such unique event which is beneficial for the mind, body and soul.
A web portal runforunity.gov.in has also been launched carrying details about various venues for the Run For Unity, that is being organised across the country.
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