Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off Run For Unity from New Delhi’s Major Dhyanchand National Stadium this morning. Mr Shah also administered a Unity Pledge to the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shah said, Sardar Patel always worked for the Unity of India. He worked tirelessly until over 550 princely states were united with the Indian Union.
Mr Shah said, on 5th August, the Narendra Modi Government removed Article 370 and 35A and realized the unfulfilled dream of Sardar Patel.
AIR correspondent reports that the run started from the main gate of the Major Dhayanchand National stadium and ended at Amar Jawan Jyoti. Around 15,000 people participated in the event. Union Ministers, Sportspersons attended the event among others. To facilitate people taking part in the Run for Unity Metro services began at 4 in the morning from terminal stations of all lines.