शिक्षा NATIONAL BOOK TRUST, INDIA Celebrates National Unity Day By admin Posted on November 1, 2020 3 min read 0 0 42 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr The National Book Trust, India celebrated the National Unity Day to mark the 145th Birth Anniversary of SardarVallabh Bhai Patel –the Iron Man of India. New Delhi :RashtriyaEktaDiwas – National Unity Day – is celebrated every year on 31 October to celebrate the birth anniversary of SardarVallabh Bhai Patel – the great Indian leader and freedom fighter who made possible the dream of integrating India as one nation. We celebrate this day to remind ourselves of the great people who gave up their lives to unite the country as a whole, and what our responsibility as a citizen of this great country is to ensure that as Indians we stand united and work towards the betterment of the society and the nation. To mark the occasion, a discourse on “Dimensions of National Unity in Cultural Diversity” was organized by National Book Trust, India which was held online and e-attended by all NBT officials. As the keynote speaker, Shri Yogender Chaudhary, Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana (Sports & Youth Affairs Dept.)& Advisor, Resource Mobilization Cell (CM Office, Haryana) spoke on the diversity of cultures in our country that unite us as a nation.He also spoke about his experiences with people as an IRS Officer from different parts of the country and the sense of belonging to the nation that remains despite of difference in food, clothes and even language. He emphasized on the importance of leaving behind our parochial mindsets and immerse ourselves in opportunities that allow us to experience the different social and cultural diversity that no other nation can afford us. “The many cultures of India are like pearls,” he said, “that are strung together by the thread of unity.” Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director NBT India, in his concluding remarks thanked Shri Yogender Chaudhry for sharing such enlightening anecdotes and references about the cultural bondbetween different parts of India, and hoped that all Indians learn from the life and struggle of great people of India like SardarVallabh Bhai Patel and believe in unity as the path for our country’s real success. The session ended after a question-answer session from the audience.