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The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel

Consulate General of India

Sao Paulo


The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel was celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Divas or National Unity Day in the Consulate on 31 October. A programme was held in the evening at the ICC with floral tributes paid by Consul General, Ambassador Fausto Godoy, Mr. Shobhan Saxena, President of the Indian Association of Sao Paulo and all guests who had come to attend the function.  An electronic photo exhibition depicting the life and times of Sardar Patel was also played.

Consul General in his address touched upon the life of Sardar Patel and recalled the great contribution made by him in nation building.  The President of the IASP also spoke about the freedom struggle and how Sardar Patel with his vision and pragmatism was able to effectively forge together the loose states into one entity of an Indian nation state.  Ambassador Godoy spoke about the diversity of India with a powerpoint presentation on various facets of India.  The event concluded with a playing of the English film on Sardar Patel. 


31 October 2017

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