New Delhi: With Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 being celebrated as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas', UGC today asked universities to organise events and take pledge to uphold unity and security of the nation.
"We are all aware of Patel's contribution to India's unity, safety and security. As a mark of honour for his contribution, you are requested to organise events to spread the message of unity, safety and security," UGC chairman Ved Prakash said in a communication to Vice Chancellors.
The institutions have also been asked to administer the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge to all the students, staff and the members of the faculty and organise a 'Run for Unity' where others can also participate.
The universities have been specifically asked to accord "top priority" to the pledge and the run.
The varsities have been asked to also organise panel discussions on the contrubution of Sardar Patel, debates, publicise his works and screening of documentary films on his life.