Punjab to observe Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on October 31

Punjab government on Thursday said it will observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel tomorrow as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas'.

PTI| Updated: Oct 30, 2014, 20:13 PM IST

Chandigarh: Punjab government on Thursday said it will observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel tomorrow as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas'.

A government spokesperson said Rashtriya Ekta Diwas would be observed every year.

He said there would be a pledge-taking ceremony in all the government offices, public sector undertakings and other public institutions.

The pledge would be taken by all officials and other employees to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation and also strive hard to spread this message among fellow countrymen, he said.

The vision and actions of Sardar Patel and his dedication towards ensuring the internal security of the country would be remembered on this day, he added.

All administrative secretaries, directors, district administration and the heads of all the educational institutions under the Punjab government have been asked to ensure implementation of the directive of the government in both letter and spirit.