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Mann ki Baat highlights: Will pay homage to Sardar Patel with Statue of Unity, says PM Modi

PM Modi will be dedicating the Statue of Unity on Wednesday, Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary.

By HT Correspondent | Oct 28, 2018 14:42 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday credited Sardar Valabhbhai Patel with uniting India after partition and said it was his timely intervention which helped save Jammu and Kashmir from “aggression”.

In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address, he also urged the youth to participate in large numbers in the ‘run for unity’ being organised on October 31 to mark the birth anniversary of Patel.

Here are the highlights:

11:29am IST

PM Modi extends wishes to the nation for Diwali

“Winter has arrived and it’s also a season of festivals. I wish everyone for the occasions of Diwali and Dhanteras and other festivals coming up in the month of November.”

“I ask everyone to take care of each other, of your health and of the interests of society. Your progress will the nation’s progress,” says PM Modi.

11:22am IST

Centenary of World War I on Nov 11: PM Modi

This November 11 will be first centenary of World War I. Our soldiers played a big role in the war. One crore soldiers lost their lives in the war and it told the world the value of peace: PM Modi

11:19am IST

On launch of ‘Self 4 Society’ portal

Recently I was at the launch of a portal called ‘Self 4 Society’. The enthusiasm and dedication with which it was created would make anyone proud, says PM Modi.

11:15 am IST

India to host Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar: PM

India will host Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16: PM Modi

11:14am IST

PM congratulates athletes on wins in Asian Para Games

PM congratulates those athletes who participated and won medals in Asian Para Games.

“I was privileged to meet the talented para-athletes who participated in Asian Para Games held in Jakarta. Their spirit to overcome all adversaries is exemplary and inspiring. India created a new record in these games by winning 72 medals,” he says.

11:10am IST

Will dedicate the Statue of Unity to the nation on Oct 31: PM

We will dedicate the Statue of Unity on Oct 31 to the nation on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, PM Modi says.

Located by the banks of river Narmada, the height of this idol is twice that of America’s renowned Statue of Liberty, he says.

11:07am IST

Let us ‘Run For Unity’ on Oct 31: PM

“October 31 marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, and like every year, the youth of our nation is geared up to ‘Run for Unity’. I appeal each one of you to participate in ‘Run for Unity’ in largest possible numbers,” says PM Modi.

11:04am IST

Sardar Patel did the impossible task of unifying India: PM Modi

Sardar Patel did the impossible task of unifying the country. It is because India is united today: PM Modi