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UP Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary, in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes salute of the Ekta Diwas Parade at the Statue of Unity on the occasion Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary, in Kevadia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at the Statue of Unity on the occasion Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary, in Kevadia.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Dy CM Nitin Patel at the inauguration of a 50ft-high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in Ahmedabad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Civil Service Probationers at the Statue of Unity, on the occasion of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, in Kevadiya, Narmada district.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses after paying floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity to commemorate his 144th birth anniversary, at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.

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Marching contingents of paramilitary forces during the 144th birth anniversary celebrations of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity, at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity to commemorate his 144th birth anniversary, at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity to commemorate his 144th birth anniversary, at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.

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People participate in 'Run for Unity' event to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in Jammu.

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Participants during 'Run for Unity' to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary of Vallabhbhai Patel part of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, in New Delhi.

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In this TV grab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Statue of Unity to commemorate the 144th birth anniversary, at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh administers unity pledge to officials of Ministry of Defence on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary at South Block, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as BJP veteran LK Advani looks on, after paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 144th birth anniversary, at Parliament's Central Hall in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah during the flag off ceremony of 'Run For Unity' from Delhi's National Stadium on the occasion of 144th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in New Delhi. Also seen are Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

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An NDMC decorated Lion replica near the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Amit Shah pays homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind flanked by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal pose for photo after paying homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

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Government of India has instituted Sardar Patel National Unity Award, highest civilian award for contribution to 'Unity and Integrity of India'.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Working President JP Nadda offers his respects to the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in Ahmedabad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Ahmedabad.

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A view of the Statue of Unity, in Kevadia colony of Narmada district, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh pays homage at the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in the Narmada district of Gujarat.

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A view of Statue of Unity, in Kevadia colony of Narmada district.

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A view of Statue of Unity during a laser show, in Kevadia colony of Narmada district.

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A view of Statue of Unity during a laser show, in Kevadia colony of Narmada district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.

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A view of the Statue of Unity during sunset, at Kevadiya colony in Narmada district of Gujarat.

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The Statue of Unity is seen at dusk at Kevadiya Colony in Narmada district of Gujarat State.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the visitor's book during his visit to the museum, exhibition and viewers’ gallery, during the inauguration of ‘Statue of Unity’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at Kevadiya in Narmada.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the museum, exhibition and viewers’ gallery, during the inauguration of ‘Statue of Unity’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at Kevadiya in Narmada.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel under his newly-inaugurated statue 'Statue of Unity', at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of Valley of Flowers, overlooking a 182-meters high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district. Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other dignitaries are also seen.

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A flower shower by Air Charter on the Statue of Unity, in Kevadiya colony of Narmada district.

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Sardar Patel's family and relatives pose for a group photograph with 'Statue Of Unity' in the backdrop, at Kevadiya colony in Narmada district. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the a182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of Valley of Flowers, overlooking a 182-meters high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district.

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A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - Statue of Unity, in Kevadiya colony in Narmada.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of a 182-meters high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inauguration of Valley of Flowers, overlooking a 182-meters high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, at Kevadiya colony of Narmada district.

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Helicopter showers flowers petals on the Statue of Unity during its inauguration at Kevadiya Colony in Narmada district of Gujarat. The 182-meters (597 feet) bronze statue of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, a key independence leader and the country's first home minister after British colonialists left in 1947, was inaugurated Wednesday by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

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The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal at the flag-off ceremony of the Run for Unity, on the occasion of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, in New Delhi.

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The Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal paying homage at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on his Birth Anniversary, on the occasion of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind paying floral tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on his Birth Anniversary, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind, the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, at Patel

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries pose for a photograph after paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Senior BJP leader L K Advani pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Participants hold their cellphone during 'Run for Unity' campaign on National Unity Day, celebrated on the occasion of the 143rd birth anniversary of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in New Delhi.

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Sand sculptor Sudarshan Pattnaik creates a sand art on the birthday of India's first deputy prime minister Vallabhbhai Patel, in Puri.

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View of the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya colony in Gujarat state. The 182-meters monument pays tribute to India's prominent independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

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The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad.

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The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad.

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Final touches being given to the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers from Ahmadabad. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 and is slated to be the world's tallest statue.

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Cultural programme at India Gate on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in New Delhi.

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Children participate in 'Run for Unity' organised to mark birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Bhopal.

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President Ram Nath Kovind paying tribute Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP Senior Leader L K Advani at a function to pay tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Governor Vaju Bhai Valla stands near a wax-image of Sardar Patel during inauguration of the digital exhibition "Uniting India Sardar Patel" at Vishveshwaraya Technological Museum, in Bengaluru.

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Patel Chowk, in New Delhi.

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