RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS - RUN FOR UNITY
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai organised Run for Unity on 31st October 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to pay tribute to Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Iron Man of India on his 143rd birth anniversary as a part of the Nation-wide campaign of “RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS”.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is an attempt initiated by MHRD to commemorate the efforts of the Iron Man of India’s freedom struggle, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who lent his steely strength towards India’s consolidation after Independence, in full measure. With his amazing skill, Sardar Patel accomplished the task, and became Architect of the Unified India by consolidating the princely states and on 31st October, therefore, the nation celebrates his birth anniversary as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, rejoicing over his precious legacy.
To spread this message, the faculty, staff and students at IIT Bhilai took a determined pledge to reinforce the dedication to preserve and strengthen the unity, integrity and security of the nation, beyond diversities each one may project. Later in the evening the IIT campus came alive with runners infused with a sense of purpose, amidst the green and peaceful campus spreading the message of unity and solidarity.
The faculty and staff members of IIT Bhilai also participated in the run, encouraging the students throughout the process. The run started from Castle Ena at IIT Bhilai covering a distance of ~ 5 Km, with around 100 students participating enthusiastically to celebrate the heritage of oneness left to us. The Run for Unity was grand success with all the students reaching the destination ease and healthy. The physical endeavour displayed was a fitting tribute to the builder of Indian unity to spread the spirit of togetherness amongst all at IIT Bhilai.