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Celebration of Birth Anniversary of Sardar Patel

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The High Commission of India, Lilongwe celebrated the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and National Unity Day on Tuesday, 31st October 2017. The High Commissioner garlanded the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and recounted the significant contributions of Sardar Patel to the country and its unity, in his remarks. High Commissioner conveyed that due to the significance of the contributions of Sardar Patel, the Government of India observes 31st October as the National Unity Day, every year. The members of the Indian community also paid tributes to Sardar Patel, the iconic leader of India. The event was hosted at premises of the High Commission of India.

2. The programme included screening the documentary films on the life and times as well as the contributions of Sardar Patel to India. Besides, the Mission also distributed prizes to three winners of the quiz competition organized by it on Sardar Patel held online on 30th October 2017. The High Commissioner also administered a pledge for National Unity to the officials in the High Commission during the day to commemorate Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary as National Unity Day.

3. About 70 members of the Indian community gathered at the venue to participate in the celebrations on birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. The event was attended by prominent members of the community which included Mr. Jayanti Lal Thakrar who also spoke on the occasion.  





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