Vallabhbhai Patels Birthday


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel birthday is celebrated on October 31 to commemorate the birthday of Independent India's first Deputy Prime Minister and the Iron man of India. Sardar Patel's birthday is a regional public holiday in the Indian state of Gujarat. His uncompromising approach towards national integration earned him the title "Iron Man of India".

Vallabhbhai Patels Birthday 2023

Tue , 31st Oct 2023

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on this day on October 31, 1875, in Nadiad, Gujarat. His parents were Zaverbhai Patel (father) and Ladbhai (mother). Vallabhbhai Patel was an Indian barrister of Law and a significant leader in the Indian Independence movement. After completing Law in England, he practiced law in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. His meeting with Mahatma Gandhiji in 1917 inspired Patel to join the independence movement. Vallabhbhai Patel committed himself to the great Independence struggle. Plague epidemic in 1917, hit the agricultural community badly in Kheda and Bardoli district. This led to a famine in 1918.

Despite crop failures and epidemic, the British government did not agree to exempt the land revenue and taxes. Vallabhbhai Patel led farmers and Zamindars to revolt against The British to get tax exemption. This agitation went on for about 3-months. During this agitation, he became a close confidante to Gandhi. Patel motivated farmers to revolt against the British government through nonviolence by not paying taxes. His efforts finally paid off after a long struggle and the government was forced to exempt the taxes. It was after this agitation that he was conferred with the title “Sardar“ meaning leader or Chief.

He was well known for his greatest contribution of integrating of 565 princely states during post-independence phase, and creation of “All-India Services”. Popularly known as “The Ironman of India”, he was the first Deputy Prime Minister and the first Home Minister of independent India. Sardar Patel died on December 15th, 1950. In the year 1991, Patel was conferred with India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, posthumously.

In 2014, his birthday, October 31st was declared as Rashtriya Ekta Divas - National Unity Day. From then on, October 31 is also celebrated as National Unity Day annually.

Statue of Unity

On October 31, 2018, Government of India unveiled the statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat. This is the World’s tallest statue with a height of 182-meters (597 feet) and is called the “Statue of Unity”. This was dedicated to Sardar Patel for his great contribution towards Independent India. It is located approximately 3.2 km away from Sadhu Bet near Vadodara, Gujarat.

Vallabhbhai Patels Birthday festival dates between 2020 & 2030

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Date

2020

Saturday, 31st of October

2021

Sunday, 31st of October

2022

Monday, 31st of October

2023

Tuesday, 31st of October

2024

Thursday, 31st of October

2025

Friday, 31st of October

2026

Saturday, 31st of October

2027

Sunday, 31st of October

2028

Tuesday, 31st of October

2029

Wednesday, 31st of October

2030

Thursday, 31st of October

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