Why is #sardarvallabhbhaipatel trending on Twitter?

#sardarvallabhbhaipatel is trending on Twitter to remember the 71st death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. All India is giving tribute to this legend.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (popularly known as the Iron man of India) was India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.

Who was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel?

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31st October 1875 in the state of Gujarat and died on 15 December 1950 in Bombay. He was a Barrister and a senior leader in the Indian National Congress (INC).

He played a major role in India’s Independence. Around the world, he was also called “Sardar” which means “chief”.

He was one of the earliest political followers of Mahatma Gandhi and one of the most successful lawyers of his time. 

Sardar Patel’s date of birth was never officially recorded but in his matriculation exam papers, he wrote 31st October so that’s why it is taken as his official date of birth.

He attended schools in Nadiad, Petlad, and Borsad. He had a Stoic character in school.

After passing matriculation, he was regarded by the elders as an unambitious man destined for a common man job. 

In September 1917, Patel delivered a speech in Borsad, which had a great impact on Indians nationwide to sign Gandhi’s petition demanding Swaraj from the British Empire.

After a month Patel had encountered Gandhi for the first time in his life in Godhra. He was there for Gujarat’s Political Conference. Patel became the secretary of Gujarat Sabha and by this, he became the Gujarati arm of the Indian National Congress.

Patel energetically fought against ‘veth’, the forced servitude of Indians to Europeans.

He also organized relief in the famine of Kheda because Kheda peasants requested an exemption from taxation that had been denied by the British Government. Patel began a tour of all villages in the Kheda district with the help of congress volunteers Narhari Parikh, Abbas Tyabji, and Parikh Mohanlal Pandya, asking the villagers not to pay taxes.

Patel had played a major role in the Integration of the princely states into the federation of India, the Congress won a large majority of the elected seats, dominating the Hindu electorate through the election.

By this process Patel Integrated Hyderabad and Junagadh into India.

Patel had actively taken part in various cabinet missions and partitions.

Tweet from PM Modi

Pm Modi from his Twitter account posted that “Remembering Sardar Patel on his death anniversary. India will always be grateful to him for his work towards the nation.

Tweet from Defense Minister Of India

In his tweet, he saysTributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary .”

Tweet from Ministry of Information And Broadcasting

Conclusion

There are so many great men born in India and they have become immortal to the people of India for their credit. It is the 71st death anniversary of one such man. Sardar Patel who was popularly known as the ‘Iron Man of India’, played a leading role in India’s freedom struggle.

To this date, he is remembered for his good deeds.  

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