Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – UPSC Prelims

National Unity Day:
  • National Unity Day is celebrated every year on 31st October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
  • The day was celebrated for the first time in 2014.
  • In 2018, the Government unveiled the ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the tallest statue in the world.
  • In 2020, the Statue of Unity has also been included in the 8 wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO).