The birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was observed by South Central Railway as “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” today i.e., 29th October, 2020. Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR; Shri Birendra Bahadur Singh, Addl. General Manager and Ms. Chandrima Roy Senior Deputy General Manager along with other officials and staff participated in the event.
Shri Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR administered the “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” Pledge to a gathering of Rail personnel assembled at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Gajanan Mallya said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a dynamic leader who had a firm belief in Unity and a great leader who brought the people of the country together through his incessant efforts and uncompromising stand on National Unity. He highlighted the fact that the essence of patriotism is National Unity and as a united force we can build a greater Nation. This day acts to nurture nationalistic fervor amongst all Indians, he added.
The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was also observed across all the Divisions of South Central Railway, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntakal, Guntur and Nanded. A pledge was administered by the respective Divisional Railway Managers of all Divisions and the staff was briefed on the importance of the occasion to boost their moral strength and uplift their sense of Unity.
The Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge was read as “I solemnly pledge that I dedicate myself to preserve the Unity, Integrity and Security of the Nation and also strive hard to spread this message among my fellow countrymen. I take this pledge in the spirit of Unification of my country which was made possible by the vision and actions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. I also solemnly resolve to make my own contribution to ensure internal security of my Country.”